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(CNN)The Department of Homeland Security official who oversaw the intelligence division at the department is being reassigned after it was revealed his office had gathered intelligence reports on two US journalists, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Brian Murphy, who served as the acting under secretary for the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, was summoned to acting Homeland Secretary Chad Wolf's office Friday night, as speculation grew that he would be moved out of his role, according to another source familiar.
Murphy is a career official who filled the position after the Senate-confirmed Under Secretary David Glawe left DHS earlier this year. It's unclear what Murphy's next role will be.
    On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that DHS had sent Open Source Intelligence Reports to federal law enforcement agencies summarizing tweets sent by two journalists -- New York Times reporter Mike Baker and Benjamin Wittes, the editor-in-chief of the blog Lawfare -- who had published leaked unclassified government documents while covering the unrest in Portland, Oregon. The collection and dissemination of information on journalists was carried out by lower level officials acting on broad guidance, the source told CNN, adding that Murphy was not fully aware until after the fact. Read MoreWolf, who has led the department in an acting capacity since last November, sought to distance himself from the incident. "In no way does the Acting Secretary condone this practice, and he has immediately ordered an inquiry into the matter," the DHS spokesperson said in a statement earlier this week. CNN reached out to the department for comment. On Friday, Wolf issued an internal memo directing the intelligence branch to cease collecting information involving journalists and ordered a review of the incident. The department "will no longer identify US members of the media in our intelligence products," he wrote in a memo obtained by CNN, adding that he is ordering an "immediate review of the circumstances surrounding the collection and dissemination of intelligence on US members of the press."The department's inspector general is also investigating the incident, according to an official familiar with the matter.The House Intelligence Committee has been "conducting rigorous oversight" of the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis for the last two weeks, including actions by Murphy, said Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, on Saturday.
      "In light of recent public reports, we are concerned that Murphy may have provided incomplete and potentially misleading information to Committee staff during our recent oversight engagement," Schiff said in part in a statement. "We will be expanding our oversight even further in the coming days. We expect full and timely compliance from the Department and the Office of Intelligence and Analysis," he added.

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      Intel Official: Russia Prefers Trump; China, Iran Prefer Biden. Pelosi: Russia’s The Greater Election Threat.

      On Sunday speaking with Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi posited that although Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has indicated that Russia prefers President Trump and China and Iran prefer presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Russia is the greater threat to interfere in the 2020 election.

      Bash initiated the exchange by referring to Evanina, saying, “A top elections official in the office of the Director of National Intelligence revealed on Friday that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Joe Biden, while both China and Iran don’t want President Trump to win reelection. You suggested in a statement that the threats posed by these three countries are not equal.”

      “That’s right,” Pelosi answered.

      Bash pressed, “Tell us more about that, please.”

      “They’re not equivalent,” Pelosi opined. “And that’s why Senator Schumer — excuse me — Leader Schumer, Chairman Schiff, and — I don’t know what they call him in the Senate — I think it’s vice chair of the Intelligence Committee, Warner, have sent a letter to them saying, the American people need to know what Russia is doing to interfere in this election.”

      “What can you tell us, about somebody who’s privy to that intelligence, without —” Bash started to ask.

      Pelosi interjected, “Well, we can — no, we can tell more than what the intelligence community put forth. They responded positively, put more information out there, but there is more that needs to be put out there. No sources and methods. Nobody understands that better than us.”

      “Can you lean into it a little bit more, for the sake of voters wondering what’s going on?” Bash queried.

      “Well, I can’t divulge information that is classified,” Pelosi replied. “That’s why we want them to do it. But I will say this, that, for some reason, they have tried to have some equivalence. I take second place to no one on my criticism of China for over 30 years. They have — I have said to my staff the other day, they say I’m the most unliked American in China — disliked American in China.”

      “They say, no, they don’t say that,” she continued. “They say you’re the most hated American in China, because of their human rights violations, their trade policy, their proliferation of weapons and that.”

      Bash commented, “Right.”

      “But — so, I have no — take no criticism for saying this,” Pelosi stated. “But the Chinese, they — what they said is, China would prefer Joe Biden. Whether they do — that’s their conclusion, that they would prefer Joe Biden. Russia is actively, 24/7 interfering in our election. They did so in 2016, and they are doing so now. And they say that to a certain extent, but they need to tell the American people more. The American people, I believe, think they should decide who the president of the United States is, not Vladimir Putin making that decision for us.”

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