Obama: President without briefings 'flying blind'
NEW YORK - President Barack Obama, who's been complimented by President-elect Donald Trump for helping to smooth his transition to the White House, is criticizing Trump for saying he'll shun daily intelligence briefings when he takes office.
Appearing Monday evening on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Obama said that a president who isn't getting the benefit of such regular briefings from the intelligence community is likely "flying blind" in managing national security issues for the country.
Trump said Sunday he wasn't interested in getting daily intelligence briefings, a practice that's been a fixture for chief executives of both parties for several years.
Obama also said the reason he's ordered a probe into purported Russian hacking against the U.S. election process is to "really just gather all of the threads of the investigation."