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CNN political and national security analyst David Sanger discusses new reporting that suggests Russia has asked China for military and economic assistance for its invasion of Ukraine, according to conversations CNN had with two US officials.
The Department of Homeland Security intelligence division had identified "specific" threats related to January 6, 2021, prior to the attack on the US Capitol, but did not widely share any intelligence it had gathered until two days after the riot, according to a new watchdog report.
The US has multiple channels open and is sharing intelligence with Ukraine at a "frenetic" pace, US officials said Thursday, disputing criticism that the Biden administration is not sharing battlefield intelligence fast enough.
The US has written to the top United Nations human rights official that it has "credible information" that Russian forces are identifying Ukrainians "to be killed or sent to camps" if it further invades Ukraine and occupies it.