Breaking from the NY Times:
WASHINGTON — Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected, five people familiar with the matter said, a disclosure to Congress that angered Mr. Trump, who complained that Democrats would use it against him.
The day after the Feb. 13 briefing to lawmakers, Mr. Trump berated Joseph Maguire, the outgoing acting director of national intelligence, for allowing it to take place, people familiar with the exchange said. Mr. Trump cited the presence in the briefing of Representative Adam B. Schiff, the California Democrat who led the impeachment proceedings against him, as a particular irritant.
“They are doing it again and I don't know if we have the tools to stop it.”
— Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), in a phone interview that had been scheduled to discuss the impending Nevada Democratic caucus. https://t.co/77xJNwM2sL
— Sam Stein (@samstein) February 20, 2020
How is this not treason https://t.co/2VCBjuQaSY
— rabia O'chaudry (@rabiasquared) February 20, 2020
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 20, 2020
This says it all — Trump was furious that our intel professionals put their loyalty to America over their loyalty to him personally. Good God. https://t.co/sy1b78S9kk
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) February 20, 2020
So the Grenell appointment is exactly what it looks like – a bid to politicize intelligence and hide information from Congress in an election year where Russia is again helping Trump. https://t.co/TqZDtpmMPh
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) February 20, 2020