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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 RatcliffeCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Five things to know about the new spotlight on UFOs Extraordinary explanations for UFOs look increasingly plausible 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.