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Sullivan "Not In A Position" To Discuss Unspecified National Security Threat


White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has told reporters at the White House that he's, "surprised" that House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Turner (R-OH) issued a statement today warning of an unspecified national security threat.

  • Sullivan says he has a meeting scheduled with the 'Gang of Eight' Congressional heads of intelligence and armed forces committees tomorrow but says he's, "not in a position to say anything further from this podium."
  • Sullivan adds that the Biden administration has more regularly declassified intelligence when it has been in the national security interest of the US, "than any administration in history."
  • Earlier in the briefing, Sullivan urged the House of Representatives to pass the USD$95 billion national security aid bill: "The stakes are getting higher, the costs of inaction are also getting higher every day, especially in Ukraine. We've been increasingly getting reports of Ukrainian troops rationing, or even running of, ammunition on the front lines."
  • Sullivan added: "So our allies are watching us closely, our adversaries are watching us closely. There are those who say US leadership and alliances and partnerships with countries around the world don't matter and should be torn up or walked away from.
  • "We know from history when we don't stand up to dictators they keep going and the consequences of that would be severe for US national security, for NATO allies, for around the world. So President Biden is determined to get this done on a bipartisan basis through the House of Representatives to get this aid out the door."

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