Top intelligence office informs congressional committees it'll no longer brief in-person on election security - 2020-08-29

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F203.png Top intelligence office informs congressional committees it'll no longer brief in-person on election security August 29, 2020, Jake Tapper, CNN

(CNN) The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has informed the House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence that it'll no longer be briefing in-person on election security issues, according to letters obtained by CNN . Instead, ODNI will primarily provide written updates to the congressional panels, a senior administration official said.

The official added that other agencies supporting election security, including the Department of Justice, Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, intend to continue briefing Congress.

Still, the abrupt announcement is a change that runs counter to the pledge of transparency and regular briefings on election threats by the intelligence community.

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