http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34454525

This excellent article from the BBC, ‘What does the President need to know?’ is an interview with Former US director of National Intelligence, John Negroponte. He talks about the PDB, Presidential Daily Briefing, that he was in charge of when George W. Bush was the President.

This is an incredibly useful interview when discussing the Executive Office of the President as almost all the people he mentions in this article come from this body of people, not from the Cabinet. Equally, he recalls times and lengths of meetings, and what happened within them, which could be used as an example of the sort of access those in EXOP have to the President and again would make a useful comparison to those in the Cabinet.

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