BREAKING: Joint statement fro Senate Intelligence Committee acting Chair @marcorubio & Vice Chair @MarkWarner confirms the committee will continue to get in-person briefings ", on all oversight topics – including election matters"
NEW:@DNI_Ratcliffe says he "will continue to provide Congressional leadership & the intelligence oversight committees appropriate updates to keep Congress fully & currently informed" in apparent reference to Senate Intelligence Committee announcing in-person briefings will resume
MORE: In statement, @DNI_Ratcliffe also says, "My position remains unchanged...In order to protect sources & methods, the IC will not provide all-member briefings, but we will work to provide appropriate updates primarily through written finished intelligence products"
Statement from House Intelligence Committee Chair @RepAdamSchiff

"“This morning, after extensive public criticism, the Office of Director of National Intelligence committed to providing the cancelled in-person briefing...We are now working to confirm a date and time"

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17 Sep
Happening now: @HomelandDems @HomelandGOP hearing on worldwide threats to the homeland

Chair @BennieGThompson slams @DHSgov acting director @DHS_Wolf for not showing up, accusing him of reneging on a commitment while having time "for no fewer than 4 appearances on Fox News"
.@HomelandDems Chair @BennieGThompson says @DHS_Wolf is ignoring a subpoena by not showing up
"We continue to face grave threats to the homeland, including the rise of domestic terrorism, ongoing foreign interference in the 2020 elections & a #coronavirus pandemic" per @BennieGThompson "As the person running the Dept of Homeland Security, Mr. Wolf should be here"
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30 Aug
NEW: @DNI_Ratcliffe blames leaking lawmakers for end to in-person #Election2020 security briefings

"We've had a pandemic being leaked out of the intelligence community & I'm going to take the measures to make sure that that stops" @DNI_Ratcliffe tells Fox News' @MariaBartiromo
"We're not going to do a repeat of what we did a month ago" per @DNI_Ratcliffe "Yet within minutes of one of those briefings ending, a # of different members of Congress went to a # of different publications, leaked classified information, again, for political purposes"
"That simply isn't true that #Russia is a greater nat'l security threat than #China" adds @DNI_Ratcliffe
Read 26 tweets
29 Aug
BREAKING: Congressional official confirms to @VOANews that @ODNIgov has informed lawmakers it will no longer be giving them in-person briefings on election security... this with just over two months until #Election2020
NEW: @ODNIgov official tells @VOANews it is changing the way its briefs lawmakers on #Election2020 security due to concern about "unauthorized disclosures of sensitive information following recent briefings"
"We are committed to meeting our statutory responsibilities & keeping Congress fully & currently informed" per @ODNIgov official, adding information will be shared primarily "through written finished intelligence products"
Read 13 tweets
18 Aug
JUST IN: Senate Intelligence Committee releases 5th & final report on #Russia #Election2016 meddling - on Russia’s attempts to gain influence in the American political system…
The 5 bipartisan reports from the Senate Intelligence Committee based on “more than three years of investigative activity, more than 200 witness interviews, and more than a million pages of reviewed documents” per statement “All five volumes total more than 1300 pages”
Statement from Senate Intelligence Committee acting Chair @marcorubio:

“We can say, without any hesitation, that the Committee found absolutely no evidence that then-candidate Donald Trump or his campaign colluded with the #Russia|n government to meddle in the 2016 election...”
Read 56 tweets
5 Aug
Battle between #Russia, US in the #information space over #Beirut #Lebanon explosion

US Defense Secretary commenting during the virtual #AspenSecurity Forum
Meanwhile, #Russia tweeting 2x in the past hour about its plane with "urgent aid" landing in #Lebanon
.@StateDept's @SecPompeo's tweet about US outreach to #Lebanon a couple of hours ago
Read 4 tweets
5 Aug
#China "I don't see China right now as an inevitable threat, that we're going to have a fight w/them, or whatever the case may be" per @EsperDoD "But we do have to compete in all domains"
"Our hope is that we can get #China on the rt trajectory where they share our same values,where they at least respect int'l rules&norms" per @EsperDoD "Where they stop doing what we've seen them do to many of our partners..twisting arms&using coercive techniques to get their way"
"The murder of #GeorgeFloyd was a wake-up call" per @EsperDoD "It was a wake up call for us as well as leaders"

"I don't think what everybody appreciated, at least me personally, is the depth of sentiment out there among our servicemembers of color, particularly Black Americans"
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