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First look: Top former intel officials hit GOP-only FBI briefing

Former CIA director Leon Panetta
Former CIA director Leon Panetta. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Five former top U.S. intelligence officials, who served under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, warn against plans for Justice Department officials to hold a GOP-only briefing about the role of a 2016 informant in the FBI's Russia investigation.

The latest plan: A briefing for two Republican House members, with a separate briefing added for the bipartisan "Gang of Eight” lawmakers who are traditionally briefed on intelligence matters.