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Politics CIA, NSA chiefs opposed release of unverified Russia intelligence to Republican lawmaker: sources

01:30  02 october  2020
01:30  02 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Nakasone, whose agency intercepts worldwide communications, also opposed the materials' release to Senator Lindsey Graham, said two sources, one of whom acknowledged that the Army general had the same concern as Haspel.

Moreover, a U.S. official said, the material Ratcliffe supplied to Graham in a letter the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman released on Tuesday was "selective" and misrepresented intelligence reporting.

The sources requested anonymity because of the issue's sensitivity.

The CIA and the NSA declined to respond to requests for comment. "We won't comment on internal IC (intelligence community) deliberations," said a Ratcliffe spokeswoman, who did not respond to charges the intelligence was politicized.

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In his letter, Ratcliffe said a Russian intelligence analysis alleged that Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, approved a plan to create “a scandal” by tying Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian hacking of Democratic National Committee computers.

Ratcliffe, a former Texas congressman who the Senate narrowly confirmed in May as director of national intelligence, provided the material despite noting that it was unverified by U.S. intelligence agencies and "may reflect exaggeration or fabrication."

The material contradicted a 2017 U.S. intelligence report and the bipartisan findings of a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation that Russia used hacking and other means in an operation designed to sway the 2016 vote to Trump. Russia denies election interference.

The Senate Intelligence Committee reviewed the material and discarded it as unreliable, said a congressional source.

"When you look at the sourcing it tells you it's not something to be taken seriously," said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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But on Friday, the intelligence community went further when US media reports said the CIA had "high confidence" that Russians were trying to influence the election in Mr Trump's favour. Russians had hacked the Republican party but chose not to reveal the contents of what they found, the reports said.

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Another source said that U.S. agencies believed the material reflected Russians "talking to themselves about things, and what they think those things are, and what those things mean." A more significant meaning should not be drawn, the source said.

Graham said in a statement on Tuesday that the veracity of the material was "not the question," but whether the FBI investigated the information just as it investigated links between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

The FBI investigation was taken over by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who found no evidence of a conspiracy between Moscow and the campaign.

Graham, a critic of the FBI probe and Trump loyalist facing a re-election fight, cited the material from Ratcliffe on Wednesday as he chaired a judiciary committee hearing featuring former FBI Director James Comey.

The materials' release raised questions about the motives and timing of its publication.

Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, House Intelligence Committee chairman, on Wednesday accused Ratcliffe of "selective declassification" of "intelligence which he acknowledges may be fabricated" for political purposes, the release of which may have compromised U.S. espionage methods.

"I cannot remember an instance where the intelligence community declassified information that may or may not be accurate," said John Mossman, a former senior CIA official who also served as a Republican staff director for the Senate Intelligence Committee.

(Reporting by Jonathan Landay and Mark Hosenball; Editing by Mary Milliken and Daniel Wallis)

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