The Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced Friday that its top counterintelligence official would carry out all election security intelligence briefings to 2020 candidates and campaigns instead of the FBI or Department of Homeland Security.
H/T: Washington Examiner
“U.S. elections are the foundation of our nation’s democracy,” Evanina said in a statement. “We are committed to supporting this Administration’s whole-of-government effort to secure the 2020 election.”
The IC will continue to work in partnership with FBI and DHS to identify and integrate threat information, and Evanina and the elections team will act swiftly to deliver the timely and thorough assessments to those affected by potential malicious influence, the statement read.
DNI has announced it's changing/streamlining(?) the election security threat notification process so that all briefings will be done by DNI/led by NCSC director Bill Evanina. Unclear how big of a change this is. pic.twitter.com/BK7PoYT7mM— JennaMc_Laugh (@JennaMC_Laugh) May 15, 2020
BIG: Ric Grenell Strips FBI of Election Security Candidate Intelligence Briefings https://t.co/WfhzHLx4ye— Big League Politics (@bigleaguepol) May 16, 2020
BOOM!!!— NWrain (@nwgoboating) May 16, 2020
Take THAT Wray!😂😂😂
The FBI cannot be trusted after what they did to President Trump during the 2016 election and beyond.
Acting DNI Ric Grenell Announces the FBI Will No Longer be Giving Intelligence-Based Threat Briefings to Candidateshttps://t.co/zEH2EVckuh