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Himes Statement on National Security Threat

Washington DC — Representative Jim Himes, Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement:

“The Intelligence Community reports on threats every day – that’s their job. The classified intelligence product that the House Intelligence Committee called to the attention of Members last night is a significant one, but it is not a cause for panic. As to whether more can be declassified about this issue, that is a worthwhile discussion but it is not a discussion to be had in public. As the National Security Advisor stated today, we have a meeting tomorrow to discuss this issue with the National Security Council and the Intelligence Community. Protecting sources and methods is a legal and sacred duty of the House Intelligence Committee and it will remain so.”