DHS removes official who oversaw intelligence reports on journalists

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The Department of Homeland Security is removing its top intelligence official from his post amid criticism of his office’s role in the civil unrest in Portland, Oregon.

Brian Murphy, who has been the acting chief of DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, is being removed from that role, a person familiar with the matter confirmed to POLITICO. The person said acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf made the decision.

Murphy’s demotion comes in the wake of a string of bruising reports about the office he runs.