The President’s Book of Secrets: Interview with David Priess

Presidents and Intelligence, from Kennedy to Trump.  With a particular focus on the PDB or the Presidents Daily Briefing with Dr. David Priess, the Author of The President’s Book of Secrets.

We discuss:

  • Tension Presidents and The CIA, In History and Today
  • How Kennedy’s Pace Dictated How Agencies Work
  • What the President’s Daily Brief Does and What It Does Not
  • How the CIA Adjusts to Presidents
  • What Clinton, Obama and George H.W. Bush Thought of Their Briefings
  • The President That Didn’t Like His Briefing


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