CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/INTELLIGENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “By the final days of December, and no later than January 1, a warning [about coronavirus] would have appeared in the President’s Daily Brief—the classified summary of international developments distilled from all intelligence agencies and passed to the president and a handful of advisers. ‘It was in the briefings by the beginning of January,’ a person involved in preparing the president’s briefing book told me. ‘On that there is no dispute.’ This person went on: ‘But knowing it is in the briefing book is different from knowing whether the president saw it.'”

-James Fallows, “The 3 Weeks That Changed Everything,” theatlantic.com, June 29, 2020