The Department of Homeland Security intervened in July to stop the publication of an intelligence bulletin that warned of a plan by the Kremlin to push “allegations about poor mental health” from Joe Biden, according to a report by ABC News. The draft newsletter was reportedly submitted to the agency’s legislative and public affairs office for review in early July and, after a few days, was ready to be sent to federal, state and local law enforcement partners. law. However, a senior DHS official allegedly intervened and the bulletin was never released. An email sent by DHS Chief of Staff John Gountanis reportedly said, “Please wait until you have a chance to speak to [acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf]. The document would focus on Russia’s attacks on Biden’s sanity – one of the lines of attack most used by President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign. In a statement, a DHS spokesperson said the bulletin was “delayed” because it did not meet agency standards. Democrats, intelligence officials and election watchdogs have expressed outrage at the Trump administration’s new plan to put all election interference briefings in writing only, interrupting in-person briefings to just over two months before polling day.
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