READ: Director of National Intelligence's letter to Congress on election security briefings

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has informed the House Intelligence Committee and Senate Intelligence Committee that it will no longer provide Congress with election security briefings, and instead will provide written "intelligence products."

"I believe this approach helps ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that the information ODNI provides the Congress in support of your oversight responsibilities on elections security, foreign malign influence, and election interference is not misunderstood nor politicized," Director of National Intelligence John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeOvernight Defense: Top admiral says 'no condition' where US should conduct nuclear test 'at this time' | Intelligence chief says Congress will get some in-person election security briefings FBI chief says Russia is trying to interfere in election to undermine Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine, masks MORE wrote in a letter to congressional committee heads.

"It will also better protect our sources and methods and most sensitive intelligence from additional unauthorized disclosures or misuse," he added.

Read the letter below.