The President's Daily Brief (PDB) is now available to the newly elected Trump after the White House, before the Tuesday election, directed that the winner [thinking it would be Clinton] have full access to the material, to ensure a smooth transition.
When Mr. Trump saw the PDB his first response was "This stuff is unbelievable. It's fantastic. I'm honored that you showed it to me, Mr. President."
The sources told Fox News they believe the briefings will start next week at the earliest.
"These briefings are the real thing," Trump said. "I am humbled that President Obama is willing to share it with me--I thought I was going to have to sue him."
The PDB is a newspaper with super-secret intelligence for the president and now the president-elect. If the candidate briefings can be seen as a tricycle, the PDB is a Harley Davidson on steroids.
Presidential candidates have been allowed to request additional briefs on topics of personal interest. Hillary Clinton, for example, requested more information on computer forensics, but was denied her request. Donald Trump requested information on the locations of Darfur and Chad, which were granted.
But the PDB is much more focused and in order for information to be included in it, there has to be a significantly higher threshold. The information must be read in a secure facility and the White House has dedicated a transition space nearby to be used for Mr. Trump to receive the briefing.
Currently, Trump is working hard to assemble potential candidates for key roles in his administration. He tweeted that he planned a "busy day" in New York and would soon "be making some very important decisions on the people who will be running our government."
It's rumored that President-elect Trump is planning to institute a "Nerf Football League" (NFL) to replace the current NFL which is failing to attract fans due to an imbalance of team strengths. The rumor suggests that Fox News' Sean Hannity will be its commissioner.
January cannot come soon enough.