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After Complaints, Trump Administration Agrees To In-Person Election Threat Briefings

Added 09-16-20 11:07:02pm EST - “The nation's top intelligence official caused a stir last month when he canceled face-to-face updates for Congress. The Senate and House intelligence committees say he's agreed to resume them.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “After Complaints, Trump Administration Agrees To In-Person Election Threat Briefings”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Senate and House intelligence committees say the director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, has agreed to resume face-to-face briefings on threats to the November election. Ratcliffe said last month he was canceling the briefings because the information was leaked to the media. He's shown here at his confirmation hearing in May. Gabriella Demczuk/AP hide caption

The Senate and House intelligence committees say the director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, has agreed to resume face-to-face briefings on threats to the November election. Ratcliffe said last month he was canceling the briefings because the information was leaked to the media. He's shown here at his confirmation hearing in May.

The Senate and House intelligence committees say they expect top national security officials to once again provide in-person briefings on potential threats to the November election.

The director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, caused a stir last month when he said his office would no longer provide face-to-face briefings to Congress. He said the sensitive information was routinely leaked to the media.

Ratcliffe, a staunch supporter of President Trump, said he would keep Congress updated through written reports.

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