Hillary Clinton gets national security briefing

Posted Aug. 28, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.

Hillary Clinton spent Saturday morning with officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, who briefed her on major threats facing the United States around the world.

Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, traveled to the FBI offices near her home in Chappaqua, New York, for the meeting, which lasted nearly two hours. The intelligence briefing was Clinton’s first and comes with just a little over two months until election day.

While secretary of state, Clinton regularly received intelligence briefings.

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, received his first intelligence briefing 10 days ago. At that meeting, Trump was joined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn.

Since the general election campaign began, Clinton and Trump have attacked each other’s temperament.

Clinton has said Trump, who has called on banning Muslims from entering the country, would hurt the United States on the world stage.

Meanwhile, Trump has castigated Clinton for her support of the Iraq war (for which he also initially indicated support) and her call for allowing more Syrian refugees into the country — which he said would hurt national security.

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