Donald J. Trump, who has again reorganized his staff in an effort to right his faltering campaign, will receive his first classified briefing on Wednesday since becoming the Republican presidential nominee, according to a person briefed on the meeting.
The meeting comes as Mr. Trump’s campaign appears to
be going through another upheaval, as some of his top advisers
have urged the candidate to dig in and prepare for a prolonged and
aggressive fight for the presidency and amid questions over his campaign
chairman’s ties to a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who leads Mr. Trump’s transition team, and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who formerly led the Defense Intelligence Agency, will also attend the briefing.
According to ABC News,
which first reported on the timing of the briefing, it will take place
at the F.B.I. field office in Manhattan, which can accommodate the
appropriate security needs.
The nominees of both parties are eligible to receive
the classified briefings after the conventions. But for Mr. Trump, the
moment presents another in a series of opportunities for the
businessman-turned-reality-television-star-turned-candidate to try to demonstrate a level of gravitas.
Aides to Mr. Trump did not respond to an email seeking comment.
As for Hillary Clinton, who as a former secretary of state is in frequent contact with the White House, she will campaign in Ohio on Wednesday to highlight her tax plan and how it compares with Mr. Trump’s.
On the Trail
Mr. Trump has no public events scheduled for Wednesday.
Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana hosts a rally in Henderson, Nev.
Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia has a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he will discuss Mrs. Clinton’s jobs plan.