Biden gets first PDB briefing

Biden gets first PDB briefing

[Ed. – You have to read this report to believe it.  It might as well be about cute doggies and ice cream flavors.  Heavy-handed “subtle touch” award: the Michelle Obama children’s book-style name for the PDB.  So adorable.]

Joe Biden on Monday got his first look as president-elect at the President’s Daily Brief, a top secret summary of U.S. intelligence and world events — a document former first lady Michelle Obama has called “The Death, Destruction, and Horrible Things Book.”

Biden has already had eyes on at least three different iterations of the so-called PDB, which is tailored to the way each president likes to absorb information.

More than a decade ago, Biden read former President George W. Bush’s PDB during his transition into the vice presidency. After that, he read Obama’s PDB for eight years. Now, after a four-year break, he’s reading President Donald Trump’s PDB.

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“The briefers almost certainly will be asking Biden what he prefers in terms of format and style,” said David Priess, author of “The President’s Book of Secrets,” a history of the PDB.

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