Leo Galcher, San Clemente
Every U.S. president since JFK has praised the president’s daily briefing (PDB) and noted it as a necessity to the operations of the Oval Office. The PDB is prepared each day by the CIA. The document is a compilation of events and upcoming issues that impact the White House that day. It is prepared for distribution by 3 a.m. and delivered to the president and designated government officials at 7 a.m. A CIA briefer equipped with additional material is available, if requested. Many presidents have called it an invaluable aid to the operation of the White House.
The current occupant disdains the PDB as disreputable and wordy, deferring to Fox News as his news source.