Outcry as US intelligence stops in-person reports to Congress on election security

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Decision to provide only updates in writing means oversight panels will not be quiz intelligence officials

The United States’ top intelligence office has told lawmakers it will largely stop holding in-person briefings on election security, signalling that it does not trust lawmakers to keep the information secret.

Donald Trump’s new director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, notified the House and Senate intelligence panels on Friday that it would send written reports instead, giving lawmakers less opportunity to press for details as the 3 November election approaches.

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