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Intelligence veterans are horrified at Trump's decision to grant AG Barr sweeping power to declassify Russia intelligence: 'Lives are on the line'

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President Donald Trump's decision to grant Attorney General William Barr sweeping authority to declassify intelligence related to the Russia investigation has stunned current and former intelligence officials.
Trump's directive "is a direct insult to the leadership of the intel community," one CIA and NSA veteran told INSIDER.
It also endangers US sources and methods, officials say.
"There's a reason why the CIA is so vigilant about guarding its sources," a former covert operative told INSIDER. "It's because lives are on the line. The AG is either ignorant of that fact, or he doesn't care...
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Sen. Ron Wyden On Barr And Russia

Sen. Ron Wyden On Barr And Russia

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NPR's Scott Simon asks Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., about the power given to the attorney general to declassify intelligence related to investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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