From ABC we learn this:
This was, the official said, the result of long pent-up dissatisfaction with Blair as the principal intelligence adviser to the president, responsible for briefing the president every day and briefing the National Security Staff. In short, officials didn’t think the briefings were relevant to what the president was focused on that day or time period. They weren’t crisp or well-presented.
In other words it seems Obama had fixed notions of what he wanted to hear in these briefings. And Mr. Blair apparently dared to brief this president on things that he, the Director of National Intelligence, thought were more pressing due to his fuller access to the information. This narrowness of view is not a good indicator of an administration that is willing to adapt. As for the charge of the briefings not being crisp or well-presented, this strikes me as a cheap shot against a retired US Navy Admiral from an administration stuffed with academics who's primary yardstick it seems is 'oh he is not as smart as us.'
Meanwhile Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, and Samantha Power are still firmly entrenched in the Obama administration. With Secretary Clinton forced to deal with North Korea and the above still running large chunks of the intel community. The Obama administration shows horrible timing for throwing Blair under the bus. May the nation survive these naifs in charge, please.