"Donald Trump is set to receive national security briefings beginning next week, with one Democrat on the House intelligence committee saying the eye-opening revelations could change his outlook.
"The briefings he is going to receive are going to be very sobering, they are going to show him in very clear terms what a dangerous and complicated environment we operate in," U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier of California told the Herald.
"There are no quick fixes. No bluster or puffery is going to solve many of these issues," added Speier, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. "I am hoping education is going to help him be more adroit in his responses on foreign policy."
She said Trump's invitation to Russian hackers to go after Hillary Clinton's 30,000-plus deleted emails — a challenge the GOP presidential candidate called sarcasm yesterday — raises "legitimate" concerns.
"He sees a vulnerable prey in Donald Trump," she said of Russia's Vladimir Putin. "He will romance him. You can't ever forget the fact that Putin was KGB, he was very adept at the skills of tradecraft. Donald Trump is clueless.
"He could easily be romanced to the point where he is making all kinds of headway and then have his pants down and his country in deep trouble in a matter of days or weeks," the congresswoman added.
Both Trump and Clinton are set to receive the intelligence briefings, as is customary, now that they are their party's nominees for president. Both will be given updates on global conflicts, U.S. military operations and more."