Podcast | Intelligence Matters

Former Daily Intelligence Briefer David Priess on the Past and Future of the PDB

Intelligence Matters
Thought leaders, News, Technology, Politics, US

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews David Priess, former daily intelligence briefer, CIA officer and now Chief Operating Officer of the Lawfare Institute, about the history, content and aim of the President’s Daily Brief (PDB), one of the intelligence community’s most valuable and highly classified products. Priess, whose book “The President’s Book of Secrets” delves into the history and recipients of the top-secret document, explains how it evolved, what goes into producing it, and how presidents have consumed it. Priess and Morell also discuss the process for briefing presidential candidates and concerns about the politicization of intelligence.  

Recommend a podcast...

Podcast

November 24, 2021

Intelligence Matters

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with the country’s first National Cyber Director, Chris Inglis, about his office’s mandate, its mission, and the top cyber threats…

Podcast

November 3, 2021

Intelligence Matters

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Norman Roule, former senior CIA operations officer and the intelligence community’s former senior officer responsible for Iran, about the…

Podcast

October 27, 2021

Intelligence Matters

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia and current director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies…

Podcast

October 20, 2021

Intelligence Matters

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with David McCloskey, a former CIA analyst and author of “Damascus Station,” a fictional spy novel centered on the…

Podcast

October 13, 2021

Intelligence Matters

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with David Robarge, Chief Historian at the CIA, about the agency’s performance during some of the most important global…

Podcast

October 6, 2021

Intelligence Matters

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, CBS News Intelligence and National Security Reporter Olivia Gazis interviews three top former intelligence officials about the past, present and future of U.S….

Podcast

September 22, 2021

Intelligence Matters

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell offers personal reflections in Part Two of a two-part essay on the CIA’s strategic warnings before 9/11, the terror plots…

Podcast

September 22, 2021

Intelligence Matters

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell offers personal reflections in Part Two of a two-part essay on the CIA’s strategic warnings before 9/11, the terror plots…

Podcast

September 15, 2021

Intelligence Matters

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell offers personal reflections in Part One of a two-part essay on the CIA’s strategic warnings before 9/11, the terror plots…

Podcast

September 15, 2021

Intelligence Matters

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell offers personal reflections in Part One of a two-part essay on the CIA’s strategic warnings before 9/11, the terror plots…

Podcast

September 8, 2021

Intelligence Matters

In the fifth and final installment of our special limited series Intelligence Matters Presents: Remembering 9/11, host Michael Morell speaks with Gina Bennett, one of the longest-serving intelligence analysts on…

Podcast

September 8, 2021

Intelligence Matters

In this special episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Gina Bennett, one of the longest-serving intelligence analysts on al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Bennett and Morell discuss…

Podcast

September 1, 2021

Intelligence Matters

In the fourth installment of our special limited series Intelligence Matters Presents: Remembering 9/11, Michael Morell speaks with Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld, former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff…