Adam Schiff, following a hearing with the acting director of national intelligence, says the whistleblower's complaint, "sets out a series of the most damning allegations concerning the conduct of the president and others potentially in the administration." The whistleblower report released on Thursday said Trump not only abused his office in attempting to solicit Ukraine's interference in the 2020 U.S. election for his own political benefit, but that the White House also tried to "lock down" evidence about that conduct.
[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump's intelligence chief on Sunday defended his decision to cease in-person Congressional briefings on election security, while Democrats said the move would suppress critical information about foreign election meddling and warned they may subpoena testimony. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
[NFA] U.S. House of Representatives Democrats unveiled on Wednesday legislation that would require same-day processing for mail-in ballots and give the cash-strapped Postal Service a $25 billion infusion while erasing changes pursued by the agency's new leader, an ally of President Donald Trump. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
The Biden campaign is in crisis mode. Dozens of Black luminaries sat for a virtual meeting, trying to figure out how the campaign could woo Black male voters. Politico reports that callers urged Biden to deliver a positive message. "It’s not just about anti-Trump but what we’re going to do on our side.” Biden campaign insider Biden is under performing with black male voters. According to recent polling, he is also failing miserably to connect with Latinos.
The DNI will no longer provide the House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence in-person briefings on election security issues. According to CNN, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said it will provide written updates, instead. It's an abrupt change, running counter to the pledge of transparency and regular briefings on election threats by the intelligence community. Bill Evanina is the top official for election security in the DNI.
A former White House aide who helped coordinate the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic sharply criticized President Donald Trump in a video released on Thursday and said she planned to vote for Democrat Joe Biden. Gloria Tso reports.
FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday warned that Russia is interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections with a steady stream of misinformation aimed at Democrat Joe Biden as well as sapping Americans' confidence in the election process. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a pro-Russian Ukrainian lawmaker linked to Republican efforts to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, accusing him of trying to interfere in the U.S. election. This report produced by Chris Dignam.