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King And Collins Bash Move To Halt Election Verbal Security Briefings

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Maine's U.S. senators both decried a move by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to no longer brief committees on election security issues

The office has informed U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees that it will stop the in-person briefings about potential foreign efforts to interfere in elections.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins called the move "unacceptable" on Saturday and said it "runs counter to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's public commitment on Aug. 7 to provide classified election threat updates."

Independent Sen. Angus King called the change "an outrage." He said national intelligence Director John Ratcliffe's intention to provide written updates isn't sufficient.