'Not True': DNI Office Denies Intel Community Is Holding Back Info From Trump
Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge brought us the latest on reports that the U.S. intelligence community is withholding information from the White House, fearing it could be compromised.
She said the nation's spy chief is pushing back against the explosive report by the Wall Street Journal.
"Any suggestion that the U.S. Intelligence Community is withholding information and not providing the best possible intelligence to the President and his national security team is not true," the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a statement.
The report stated intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised.
Herridge said the intelligence community is reportedly concerned about disclosing how sensitive intelligence is obtained, known as "sources and methods."
"It's a little more nuanced than the Wall Street Journal seems to suggest," Herridge stated, adding that Trump is receiving the presidential daily briefing, which does not routinely include raw intelligence data or information on sources and methods.
Herridge reported that former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn wanted the president to review raw data, "which may explain the blocks reported by the Wall Street Journal."
Meantime, the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to the attorney general and the FBI director asking for the transcripts of Flynn's calls with the Russian ambassador and information about the recent leaks to the media.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) February 15, 2017
Watch the full report from "America's Newsroom" above.