Tuesday, July 30, 2019

U.S. National Intelligence Director Dan Coats To Resign. To Be Replaced By Congressman John Ratcliffe




ABC News Online: Donald Trump says national intelligence director Dan Coats will resign

US director of national intelligence Dan Coats is leaving his job next month, ending a two-year tenure marked by President Donald Trump's clashes with intelligence officials.

Mr Trump announced Mr Coats's August 15 departure in a tweet on Monday (AEST), in which he thanked Mr Coats for his service.

He said he would nominate Republican congressman John Ratcliffe for the post and name an acting official in the coming days.

Mr Ratcliffe has frequently defended Mr Trump, and he fiercely questioned former special counsel Robert Mueller last week during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

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WNU Editor: The thing that surprises me about Intelligence Director Dan Coats is that he lasted this long. He and President Trump had many differences, especially on Russia .... Trump's intelligence chief resigned after the White House repeatedly suppressed his warnings about Russian interference, New York Times reports (Business Insider). I am willing to bet that President Trump is happy to see him gone, and that he now has his own loyalist at the top of the intelligence community.

Update: I agree .... Why Did It Take Trump So Long to Drive Out Dan Coats? (Bloomberg)

More News On The Resignation Of U.S. National Intelligence Director Dan Coats

Trump says Coats is out as national intelligence director -- AP
Trump announces departure of US intelligence director Coats, frequent dissenter -- France 24
Trump says spy chief Coats stepping down, says will nominate Ratcliffe -- Reuters
Dan Coats: US intelligence chief leaves Trump administration -- BBC
Ratcliffe tapped to replace Coats as U.S. spy chief -- Reuters
Coats to step down, Trump tweets, as President says Ratcliffe will be nominated as next director of national intelligence -- CNN
Trump's intelligence pick is attempt to 'neutralise' spy agencies, say ex-officials -- The Guardian
Trump appoints loyalist to top intelligence post after ousting of man who produced scathing assessments of Russia -- The Independent

9 comments:

Bob Huntley said...

His network of appointments will do much damage. Whoever takes over in 2020 will have a very difficult job as Trump's appointees will populate their realms with similar thinking people. Should Trump retain the presidency in 2020, 2024 will be a nightmare for the incoming President unless it is a Trump drone.

Anonymous said...

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Roger Smith said...


Ahhh. An extreme example of a pot calling a kettle black. Trump's unprovens vs. the prior occupant's proven upstanding appointments to include Miss Loretta the Large, ol' fireplug-head Brennan whose rays of honesty pierce the clouds to the heavens, Mr. anthrax prosecutor, muellerman, and, among many others, the self-appointed savior of the known universe and beyond....bay rack. With an "o". Small "o". Small. Like him.

Forgot to ask, Bob. Whose your crystal ball dealer these days?

Anonymous said...

His crystal ball readers is the alt-Left Caitlin Johnstone.

https://thedailybanter.com/2017/06/11/caitlin-johnstone-anatomy-of-an-alt-left-conspiracy-nut/

https://www.reddit.com/r/WayOfTheBern/comments/5hglzc/im_fake_news_writer_and_russian_propagandist/

Anonymous said...

WHAT KIND OF FUCKING MORON LISTS THOSE WHO DO NOT AGREE WITH OTHER? A STUPID LOW IQ PERSON WITH STRONG FASCISTIC LEANINGS...THIS IS MUCH LIKE COMMUNIST RUSSIA OR CHINA

NOW POST PICS OF YOUR PARENTS TO SHOW US HOW THEY MANAGED TO DEVELOP A TOTAL JERK

Anonymous said...

The JERKS of the alt-Left

Anonymous said...

PICS of ANON's parent

Bob Huntley said...

Roger

What you are forgetting is that eventually all politicians, appointees, ultimately become dicks irrespective of party affiliation.

Anonymous said...

Resorting to painting everyone with the same brush, when the progressive polemics fail to persuade anyone. Sad.