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Rubio says congressional oversight of
intelligence faces 'historic crisis'
following DNI announcement

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Posted By: tisHimself, 8/30/2020 8:26:06 AM

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said congressional oversight is facing a “historic crisis” after the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, notified Congress on Saturday that the intelligence community will be scaling back in-person congressional briefings on election security. “Congressional oversight of intelligence activities now faces a historic crisis,” Rubio said in a statement. “Intelligence agencies have a legal obligation to keep Congress informed of their activities.” In his letter to Congress announcing the change, Ratcliffe said that the intelligence community would switch over to written updates on election security issues to ensure that intelligence information “is not misunderstood nor politicized.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ramona 8/30/2020 8:32:26 AM (No. 525601)
Little Marco, you worried that some of your fellow committee members can't read? You should be dressing down the leakers, not criticizing Ratcliffe for taking measures to prevent leaks. Ramona (the Pest)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou 8/30/2020 8:40:06 AM (No. 525609)
Oh, shut up, Marco. As if.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 8/30/2020 9:13:44 AM (No. 525637)
He always comes close to getting on my last nerve.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson 8/30/2020 9:15:36 AM (No. 525640)
The Historic Crisis is that Obama and the Deep State weaponized the intelligence services against the legitimately elected President. And, the SSCI helped hide he fact.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: HotRod 8/30/2020 9:18:12 AM (No. 525644)
The good thing about having the briefing in writing is that they can read it again, as many times as they want, until they understand. It also makes it difficult to misquote or leak incorrect information. Want more in-person briefings? Stop leaking and lying!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: AlpineLace 8/30/2020 9:38:42 AM (No. 525670)
Right now, Rubio, sit down and shut up sounds really good.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jerseyden 8/30/2020 10:15:09 AM (No. 525725)
I think Rubio is squandering any chance he has to be a pres candidate. AfterTrump the field is open other the Pence.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MDConservative 8/30/2020 10:50:11 AM (No. 525773)
You're being informed...what's your point, Marco?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 8/30/2020 10:57:07 AM (No. 525779)
This is one "historic crisis" that has existed for decades. Intelligence agencies keep secrets because they can and that is in their inherent design. The "Need to Know" is carefully controlled by insiders.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: dwa 8/30/2020 10:59:09 AM (No. 525781)
Rubio is another John McCain and Mitt Romney. He can't be believed, he has zero ethics and you can always count on him to do something anti Trump or anti Consrvative. To complain about not getting the information in briefing form rather than in writing shows just how immature and childish he is. And, to say that oversight is in crisis because of this is drama queen territory. He is really a pathetic little man.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Alecto2 8/30/2020 11:37:44 AM (No. 525840)
More preening and virtue signaling - the flushing out of another rat. Just added confirmation.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bur Oak 8/30/2020 12:41:32 PM (No. 525951)
What oversight? Where was the committee when the Obama administration was spying on the Trump campaign?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DennisM 8/30/2020 12:49:32 PM (No. 525964)
Senator Warner apparently didn't understand DNI directors statement. He will get written reports.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: couchguy 8/30/2020 2:21:00 PM (No. 526056)
Little Marco is swamp through and through.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: vhs68 8/30/2020 5:05:15 PM (No. 526207)
And to think this little weasel wouldn't have been elected in the first place without Laura Ingraham's support in the beginning in defeating Charlie Crist, another useful idiot weasel. That's gratitude for you.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/30/2020 7:09:48 PM (No. 526321)
The Senate Intelligence Committee should not be given any classified information. The only honest member on the committee is Nunes.
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