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    Savannah Rychcik September 17, 2020 0 Comments Dan Coats, President Donald Trump’s former director of national intelligence, is calling on Congress to create a bipartisan committee to oversee the November election. In an op-ed published by the New York Times, Coats acknowledged the concerns expressed by Americans over the legitimacy of voting systems and whether their votes will be counted. “We hear often that the November election is the most consequential in our lifetime. But the importance of the election is not just which candidate or which party wins,” Coats wrote. He added, “Voters also face the question of whether the American democratic experiment, one of the boldest political innovations in human history, will survive.” Coats...
    Savannah Rychcik September 13, 2020 0 Comments Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon is suggesting President Donald Trump’s claim that his political opponents are trying to steal the election from him is only benefiting Russia. CBS’ Margaret Brennan asked Gordon about remarks Trump made during a campaign rally on Saturday night. “And it’s Democrats, they’re going to they’re trying to rig this election. … If you go to New Jersey, if you go to Virginia, if you go to Pennsylvania, if you go to California to look at some of these races, every one every one of these races was a fraud, missing ballots,” Trump said. Gordan explained the president “carries disproportionate responsibility” to...
    Bradley Cortright September 1, 2020 0 Comments Congressional Democrats are demanding that Director National Intelligence John Ratcliffe reinstate in-person election-related briefings to lawmakers.  In a letter to Ratcliffe, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), and Rep. Peter Visclosky (D-Ind.)—Chairman Subcommittee on Defense House Committee on Appropriations — called for the resumption of election-related briefings. The letter read, “Your abrupt decision to cancel previously scheduled election-related briefings, contrary to repeated private and public commitments by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), is an abdication of your responsibility to keep the American people and their elected representatives informed of foreign threats to the 2020 election.” “It is all the more troubling as...
    John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence, said Sunday he has filed multiple “crimes reports” regarding alleged leaks of classified information to the media. “When I become aware of intelligence community information that is disclosed unlawfully, I do what’s called a crimes report. I’ve done that now on a number of occasions, and so those investigations are moving forward,” Ratcliffe said on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” Ratcliffe said that the timing of any prosecutions from the investigations “would be something that the FBI would have to address.” “I think that they will down the road,” he added. Ratcliffe, who was confirmed to his current post on May 21, announced Saturday that he is revamping intelligence community briefings provided to...
    Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told Fox Business Sunday morning that he made the controversial decision to scale back national security briefings for key Members of Congress after discovering that unnamed lawmakers had leaked confidential information “within minutes” of receiving it, entirely for political purposes. “[The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)] told the House and Senate intelligence committees that it will still provide written briefings, but that they should not expect verbal, in-person briefings on the topic, according to a congressional official and letters dated Aug. 28 that Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe sent to top members of Congress,” according to POLITICO. Top Democrats, predictably, reacted with shock and outrage, with Speaker of the House...
    Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonSunday shows preview: Protests continue over shooting of Blake; coronavirus legislation talks remain at impasse Engel announces contempt proceedings against Pompeo Democratic senator: Violence in Wisconsin 'not advancing the cause of racial justice' MORE (R-Wisc.) dismissed concerns raised by Democrats over the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) cancelling all election security briefings for Congress.  Johnson said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the cancelation of the briefings is being “blown way out of proportion.” The senator said he can “count on one or two fingers” the amount of information in the briefings that are classified.  He underscored his comments by stating that the briefings will now be given in a written...
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) will stop providing in-person briefings on election security and foreign interference to Congress, according to congressional and intelligence officials, and instead will provide "primarily" written updates ahead of the November election.   An ODNI official told CBS News the change was being made out of concern over leaks that resulted from prior, unspecified congressional briefings, and in an effort to protect sensitive intelligence. The official said Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe ordered the change, which prompted immediate condemnation from senior Democratic lawmakers.    In a letter to several congressional offices dated August 28 that was obtained by CBS News, Ratcliffe said he believed written briefings would help "ensure, to...
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) will stop providing in-person briefings on election security and foreign interference to Congress, according to congressional and intelligence officials, and instead will provide "primarily" written updates ahead of the November election.   An ODNI official told CBS News the change was being made out of concern over leaks that resulted from prior, unspecified congressional briefings, and in an effort to protect sensitive intelligence. The official said Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe ordered the change, which prompted immediate condemnation from senior Democratic lawmakers.    In a letter to several congressional offices dated August 28 that was obtained by CBS News, Ratcliffe said he believed written briefings would help "ensure, to...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi slams GOP, says .3 trillion in coronavirus relief not enough Markey leads Kennedy by 12 points in Massachusetts Senate primary: poll On The Money: Meadows says Trump willing to sign .3T coronavirus bill | Consumer spending slowed in July as coronavirus surge dampened recovery | Only five states making use of Trump's expanded unemployment benefits MORE (D-Calif.) and Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOvernight Defense: Marine Corps brushes off criticism of Marines' appearance in GOP convention video | US troops injured in collision with Russian vehicle in Syria | Dems ask for probe of Vindman retaliation allegations Latino Victory to boost Alex Padilla to fill Harris's potential Senate seat House Intelligence Committee narrows subpoena for Trump's financial...
    A Singaporean man pleaded guilty Friday to charges of spying on behalf of the Chinese government amid a crackdown on what officials describe as widespread Chinese espionage. Jun Wei Yeo worked as an unregistered agent of the Chinese government from 2015 until 2019, Axios reported Friday, citing a statement from prosecutors. Yeo’s guilty plea comes amid a Department of Justice initiative designed to flesh out intellectual property theft in the U.S. and instances of Chinese espionage. “At the direction of Chinese intelligence operatives, the defendant targeted U.S. government employees and an Army officer to obtain information for the government of China,” Alan Kohler, Jr., assistant director for the FBI’s counterintelligence division, said in a statement, according to Axios. “Mr. Yeo...
    Federal Agents in Portland Barred From Detaining Journalists Coronavirus updates: Health experts call for country to shut down again; Fauci says he wouldnt eat inside a restaurant because of COVID-19 Dr. Anthony Fauci throws out first pitch ahead of Nationals vs. Yankees on MLB Opening Day The first person to take the mound for the 2020 MLB season was not a professional baseball player, but Dr. Anthony Fauci. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was tasked with throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park for the Nationals' game against the New York Yankees on Thursday to open the MLB season. © Provided by CBS Sports Jul 23, 2020; Washington, DC, USA; National Institute...
    Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has proposed appearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee for a partially open hearing on worldwide threats in early August. But he suggested that the majority of the hearing, including a traditional question and answer session, take place behind closed doors. In a letter sent Tuesday to the leadership of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Ratcliffe offered to, alongside other intelligence community leaders, deliver a public, prepared statement, but to subsequently take questions from senators in a closed session during the week of August 3rd. He cited the intelligence community's "collective concern about the exchange of information that is inherently classified" as grounds for the arrangement.   "During the open session," Ratcliffe wrote, "the IC could...
    The director of the National Institutes of Health said that he has not been asked to reconsider Dr. Anthony Fauci's role within the agency. Dr. Francis Collins said that Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is not being considered for a demotion or termination from his position, despite President Trump's public criticisms over Fauci's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Collins said firing Fauci would be "unimaginable." "Nobody has asked me to do that, and I find that concept unimaginable," he said. Collins said that he does not even consider himself to be Fauci's boss. Instead, he said Fauci's career lies in the hands of Dr. Christine Grady, head of the...
    Director Bala is one of the most prolific filmmakers in the Tamil film industry. Widely known for revolutionizing Tamil Cinema, Bala has given some of the most iconic movies ever since he made his directorial debut. His films are realistic and has a different approach towards every genre. This National Award-winning director has turned a year older on July 11. He has directed only a handful of films, but each and every movie helmed by him gave out a strong message. Kamal Haasan Remembers Iconic Filmmaker K Balachander On His 90th Birth Anniversary (Watch Video). Several films helmed by Bala has won National Awards, International Festival Awards, State Awards and many other accolades. From working as an production assistant...
    Join Insider for a Pride month conversation about the recent protests for Black and trans lives, mental health, the recent Supreme Court case protecting LGBTQ workers from job discrimination, and more. Insider's Canela López will speak with David Johns, the executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, and Alex Blue Davis, a transgender actor who plays Dr. Casey Parker on 'Grey's Anatomy.' The chat will begin at 2 PM EST on June 25th. Click here to register for this free event. It's LGBTQ Pride month, and as the usual celebrations have gone virtual, protests have brought people out into the streets.  On June 25th at 2 PM EST, Insider's Canela López will bring a timely Pride conversation...
    Transcripts have been released of the conversations between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Flynn was fired in February 2017 for lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Kislyak. Flynn later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about those conversations, although the Justice Department earlier this month dropped its case against Flynn. GOP Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson had requested the transcripts from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and newly-installed Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified the documents.  "As I stated throughout the confirmation process, transparency is vital to allowing the American people to have confidence in the Intelligence Community," Ratcliffe said in a statement. "As...
    Former acting chief of U.S. intelligence Richard Grenell this week launched a pointed defense of his short, but activist tenure, accusing one Democrat of repeatedly lying to America about President Trump and Russia collusion. Mr. Grenell served three months as acting director of national intelligence. He declassified a number of documents while revamping headquarters staff. The documents included a list of Obama officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, who requested that the name of retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn be revealed, or unmasked, in secret intelligence reports they were reading. He has also prepared for release the call transcripts of Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak––the evidence used by the FBI to gain a criminal conviction. TOP STORIES GOP...