CIA, NSA opposed release of unverified Russia intelligence to Republicans – The Jerusalem Post

Ratcliffe, a former Texas congressman who the Senate narrowly confirmed in May as director of national intelligence, provided the material despite noting that it was unverified by US intelligence agencies and “may reflect exaggeration or fabrication.”
The material contradicted a 2017 US intelligence report and the bipartisan findings of a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation that Russia used hacking and other means in an operation designed to sway the 2016 vote to Trump. Russia denies election interference.
The Senate Intelligence Committee reviewed the material and discarded it as unreliable, said a congressional source.
“When you look at the sourcing it tells you it’s not something to be taken seriously,” said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Another source said that US agencies believed the material reflected Russians “talking to themselves about things, and what they think those things are, and what those things mean.” A more significant meaning should not be drawn, the source said.

Source: CIA, NSA opposed release of unverified Russia intelligence to Republicans – The Jerusalem Post