This 1996 volume by a political scientist in the employ of the CIA describes how the CIA undertook to brief newly elected presidents -- crucial moments of transition in the life of the U.S. national security state -- over a period of 40 years.  --  The author, John L. Helgerson, was "the head of a team that spent most of the period from November 1992 through January 1993 in Little Rock providing daily intelligence updates to the President-elect," and he begins his book with a chapter entitled "Briefing Governor Clinton in Little Rock."  --  "It is quite a different matter," Helgerson writes, "to establish a relationship with an individual who has moved up from the vice presidency in the way that Presidents Gerald Ford and George Bush did, as contrasted with individuals who have come to the position with no Washington experience in the manner of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton." ...

GETTING TO KNOW THE PRESIDENT: CIA BRIEFINGS OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, 1952-1992
By John L. Helgerson

http://www.cia.gov/csi/books/briefing/