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House Furious Intel Agencies Won't Share Intel on Hack

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016 09:52 PM

GOP lawmakers were outraged Wednesday after several intelligence agencies refused to provide a House committee with a requested briefing on Russian interference with the U.S. election.

The House Intelligence Committee's chairman, California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, slammed the balk as "unacceptable."

"The Committee is deeply concerned that intransigence in sharing intelligence with Congress can enable the manipulation of intelligence for political purposes," Nunes said in a statement, The Hill reported. 

Nunes had asked the FBI, NSA, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and CIA to meet with committee members on Thursday. National Intelligence Director James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan and their counterparts were not expected to attend, The Hill reported.

On Fox News' "The Kelly File," New York GOP Rep. Peter King, a member of the Homeland Security Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, railed at the agencies' refusal, calling it "absolutely disgraceful."

"This violates all protocols and is almost as if people in the intelligence committee are carrying out a disinformation campaign against the president-elect of the United States," he said. "And if they're not doing it, it must be someone in the House or Senate who is leaking false information. And there should be a full investigation of this."

In a separate interview with Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway also condemned the refusal, saying "we should be very concerned," adding that "election deniers" are "politicizing" the issue.

"I went back and looked at what Hillary Clinton said on live television at the last debate in Las Vegas on November 19 and when Donald Trump said 'I will keep you in suspense whether I will accept election result,' she shot back saying 'this is … horrifying,'" she said.

"Now that she hasn't won, she would be the strongest voice, maybe she will come here and talk to you tomorrow," Conway declared. ""She needs to call off the dogs and say there is no proof."


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