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Trump, Clinton Get White House Notice on Intelligence Briefings

  • Obama yesterday called Trump ‘unfit’ for the presidency
  • Briefings are part of transition process for next president
President Barack Obama speaks on Aug. 2, 2016, in Washington.

President Barack Obama speaks on Aug. 2, 2016, in Washington.

Photographer: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

A day after President Barack Obama called Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “unfit” to hold the nation’s highest office, the White House said it’s notified his campaign as well as that of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton that their intelligence briefings can get underway.

“This administration is committed to working with both the Democratic nominee and the Republican nominee,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at a briefing on Wednesday. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough called both campaigns to tell them that the briefings are available, Earnest said. He didn’t say when those calls were placed.