When asked in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell whether he thought Trump should get a message, Biden said, “I don’t think so.”
“I’d rather not speculate out loud,” Biden said when asked what he feared if Trump continued to receive the briefings. “I just think he doesn’t need to have the – intelligence briefing. What value is he in an intelligence briefing? What influence does he have, other than the fact that he could slip and say something?”
Former presidents have traditionally been allowed to request and receive the same intelligence information as their successors.
Former Assistant Director of National Intelligence, Trump, Sue Gordon, wrote in a statement to the Washington Post following the Capitol uprising last month that Trump “in his absence may be unusually prone to bad actors with bad faith”.
In the clip of the interview that aired Friday, Biden declined to say whether he would convict Trump in next week’s impeachment trial if he were a Senator.
“Look, I ran like hell to beat him because I thought he wasn’t fit to be president,” said Biden. “I saw what everyone else saw, what happened when this – this crew invaded the United States Congress. But I’m not in the Senate now. I’ll let the Senate make that decision.”
Commenting on the January uprising, Biden said to reporters, “I have been saying for over a year that (Trumps) are unfit for service. He is one of the most incompetent presidents in United States history.”
The House of Representatives charged Trump last month with inciting the Capitol uprising that left five people dead.
In a pre-trial brief filed Tuesday, House impeachment executives accused Trump of being “solely responsible” for the deadly riot and said the former president’s actions, which spread false conspiracy theories about electoral theft, led his supporters to attack the Capitol and try to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power by preventing Congress from ratifying the election.
House impeachment managers on Thursday urged Trump to testify on his upcoming Senate impeachment trial, but his legal team quickly declined the invitation.
This story has been updated with additional information.
CNN’s Kevin Liptak, Jim Acosta, Jeremy Herb and Manu Raju contributed to this report.