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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has received his first national security briefing.

The celebrity businessman and Democrat Hillary Clinton are entitled to receive the briefings as their parties’ presidential nominees. The series of briefings by U.S. intelligence officials are conducted so that the winner of the November election will have knowledge of pressing national security issues before moving into the White House.

Trump received his first briefing Wednesday afternoon in a secure room at a FBI office in New York City.

His campaign said that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn would also attend the briefing.

The contents of the briefing were not, of course, disclosed.

It wasn’t clear whether Clinton has been given her intelligence briefing yet, but it is supposed to take place sometime this week.

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