leaksThe Wall Street Journal reported this morning that the United States intelligence services are withholding certain sensitive information from President Trump; information they would normally include in daily briefings. In particular, they are withholding “methods and means.” The reason appears to be that they do not trust the Trump White House not to  leak the information.

Some have suggested that Obama hold-overs are responsible, but given the number of people and the diversity of intelligence organizations involved in preparing the President’s daily briefings, this is unlikely.

When your intelligence services no longer trust the President to keep the nationals secrets secret, you have a problem.