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  • Trump Appoints Acting Director of National Intelligence (tweets)

    08/08/2019 4:25:45 PM PDT · by be-baw · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/8/19 | President Donald J. Trump
    "I am pleased to inform you that the Honorable Joseph Maguire, current Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will be named Acting Director of National Intelligence, effective August 15th. Admiral Maguire has a long and distinguished.... " in the military, retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2010. He commanded at every level, including the Naval Special Warfare Command. He has also served as a National Security Fellow at Harvard University. I have no doubt he will do a great job!"
  • Deputy intel director leaving Trump administration

    08/08/2019 3:42:02 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/8/2019 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon is resigning from her post amid turnover at the top of the agency, The Office of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Gordon, a career intelligence official, was set to ascend to the top post as director of national intelligence following the departure of Dan Coats later this month. But the White House had been weighing removing her in favor of installing a Trump loyalist, despite concerns from Capitol Hill, where Gordon is widely respected. The move further throws into chaos the leadership atop DNI,...
  • Trump pick for national intelligence director is withdrawing

    08/03/2019 12:58:29 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 21 replies
    apnews ^ | 8/3/2019 | MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick for national intelligence director, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, withdrew from consideration Friday after just five days as he faced growing questions about his experience and qualifications. The move underscored the uncertainty over his confirmation prospects. Democrats openly dismissed the Republican congressman as an unqualified partisan and Republicans offered only lukewarm and tentative expressions of support. The announcement will leave the intelligence community without a permanent, Senate-confirmed leader at a time when the U.S. government is grappling with North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, the prospect of war with Iran and the anticipated efforts of Russia...
  • The D. C. Swamp Strikes Back! Ratcliffe Out…Hoekstra In?

    08/03/2019 6:02:15 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 31 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this #Winning yet? – Another month, another sterling jobs report. The private sector beat “expert” expectations yet again by adding 164,000 new jobs during the month of July, finishing the month with an all-time record 157,288,000 Americans gainfully employed. Even more encouraging is the fact that almost 400,000 Americans moved from the part-time jobs that characterized the Obama economy to the good-paying full-time jobs that are the centerpiece of the Trump economy. This truly never, ever gets old. She’s gonna need some new script-writers. – The Chief of Staff...
  • Trump says Ratcliffe is no longer his pick for director of national intelligence

    08/02/2019 11:44:19 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 212 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/2/2019 | Allie Malloy and Kaitlan Collins
    President Donald Trump says Rep. John Ratcliffe will no longer be nominated as director of national intelligence to replace Dan Coats. "Our great Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe is being treated very unfairly by the LameStream Media," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Rather than going through months of slander and libel, I explained to John how miserable it would be for him and his family to deal with these people John has therefore decided to stay in Congress where he has done such an outstanding job representing the people of Texas, and our Country. I will be announcing my nomination for DNI...
  • Dems Hail DNI Dan Coats, Pile on Rep. Ratcliffe as 'Demagogic,' 'Television Character'

    07/30/2019 9:19:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/30/2019 | Debra Heine
    The long knives are coming out for the highly respected Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), President Trump's pick to replace outgoing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, as Dems signal that they will fight his nomination.Trump announced on Sunday that he had chosen Ratcliffe as his nominee for DNI. I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Intelligence. A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves. Dan Coats, the current Director, will.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July...
  • Trump's Intelligence Shake-up

    07/29/2019 7:52:20 PM PDT · by James Thomas · 12 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | July 29, 2019 | David Ignatius
    Among intelligence professionals, President Trump’s nomination of an inexperienced, partisan politician to oversee America’s spy agencies prompted deep dismay — but also a stolid reaffirmation of the spymaster’s credo: Let’s get on with it.
  • Soft Coup and Impeachment Crew React to Removal of Dan Coats…

    07/29/2019 1:08:57 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 34 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 29, 2019 | Sundance
    A summary review of the DOJ and FBI insider group; those who were behind the 2016 election effort to block and then remove Donald Trump from office; reveals they are generally unhappy with ODNI Dan Coats being removed... Their basic disposition is one of anxiety to see Dan Coats being removed; and considerable concern that Representative John Ratcliffe will replace him... (they seem to be) collectively hoping that Coats’ Principal Deputy Director Sue Gordon will replace the director
  • John Ratcliffe: AG William Barr will deliver justice to any Obama officials who committed crimes

    07/29/2019 6:41:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies ^ | July 28, 2019 02:54 PM | Updated Jul 28, 2019, 06:22 PM | by Daniel Chaitin & Jerry Dunleavy
    A top Republican investigator said accountability is coming for any of those individuals who may have committed crimes during the Trump-Russia investigation. With the Justice Department conducting a review of that operation, Rep. John Ratcliffe said during a Fox News interview Sunday that he trusts Attorney General William Barr and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to provide answers. And while Ratcliffe said he does not want to prematurely accuse any specific person of a crime — as Democrats have done with President Trump — he stressed that it is clear crimes were committed by people during the Obama administration,...
  • Trump says director of national intelligence is resigning

    07/28/2019 3:54:16 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | 7/28/19 | ZEKE MILLER, ERIC TUCKER and DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Trump announced Coats’ departure on Aug. 15 in a tweet Sunday that thanked Coats for his service. He said he will nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, to the post and that he will name an acting official in the coming days. Ratcliffe is a frequent Trump defender who fiercely questioned former special counsel Robert Mueller last week during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. Coats often appeared out of step with Trump and...
  • John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated to be the Director of National Intelligence.

    07/28/2019 3:06:22 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 76 replies
    Twitter @realDonaldTrump ^ | July 28, 2019 | Donald J. Trump ‏
    I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Intelligence. A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves. Dan Coats, the current Director, will be leaving office on August 15th. I would like to thank Dan for his great service to our Country. The Acting Director will be named shortly.
  • Dan Coats to leave post as Trump selects Rep. John Ratcliffe as replacement (trunc)

    07/28/2019 2:14:57 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | July 28, 2019 | Gregg Re
    Dan Coats to leave post as director of national intelligence as Trump selects Rep. John Ratcliffe as replacement President Trump on Sunday announced that Texas GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe, a staunch White House ally, will replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence (DNI), following months of speculation and public spats between the president and the intelligence community. "I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Intelligence," Trump wrote. "A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves,"...
  • Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, expected to step down

    07/28/2019 12:40:47 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 26 replies
    (CNN)Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, is expected to step down soon, according to a person familiar with the movement. Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe, who aggressively questioned former special counsel Robert Mueller last week, has been mentioned as a potential replacement, though an official said a final decision hasn't been made.
  • Trump expected to nominate Texas GOP lawmaker to replace Dan Coats: report

    07/28/2019 12:58:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2019 | Justine Wise
    President Trump is reportedly expected to nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to replace Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. Axios, citing three people familiar with the president's deliberations, reported on the development on Sunday. The news outlet noted that Trump was especially enthusiastic by Ratcliffe's questioning of former special counsel Robert Mueller during his congressional testimony last week. Ratcliffe denounced some of the findings in Mueller's report during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, saying that it wasn't Mueller's job to "conclusively determine Donald Trump's innocence." "I agree with Chairman Nadler this morning when he said Donald Trump is not above...
  • Jay Sekulow: Obama administration’s anti-Trump actions revealed in newly disclosed documents

    06/25/2019 7:06:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 25 June 2019 | Jay Sekulow
    <p>Stunning new information just released by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) shows that the Obama administration stepped up efforts – just days before President Trump took office – to undermine Trump and his administration.</p> <p>The ACLJ, where I serve as chief counsel, has obtained records that show the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, under Director James Clapper, eagerly pushed to get new procedures as part of an anti-Trump effort. The procedures increased access to raw signals intelligence before the conclusion of the Obama administration, just days before President Trump was inaugurated.</p>
  • The Latest: Coats says spy agencies to cooperate with Barr

    05/24/2019 1:12:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WHBQ-TV ^ | May 24, 2019 | The Associated Press
    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says the nation's spy agencies will provide the Justice Department all appropriate information for its review of intelligence activities related to Russian interference in the 2016 election. President Donald Trump claims his campaign was the victim of "spying" and has given Attorney General William Barr full authority to publicly disclose still-secret information collected during the investigation. Some former intelligence officials and Democrats worry that Barr will cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about the roots of the probe.
  • Joe Biden Reportedly Involved in Controversial Early Stages of 2016 Russia Probe

    05/24/2019 1:10:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 May 20193,857 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK — Former Vice President Joe Biden was reportedly one of the few Obama administration officials who participated in secretive meetings during the early stages of the Obama-era intelligence community’s initial operations regarding suspected Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. The number of Obama administration officials who were allowed access to the Russia intelligence was also highly limited, The Post reported. At first only four senior officials were involved, and not Biden. Those officials were CIA Directir John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and then-FBI Director James Comey. Their aides were all...
  • Spygate: Obama Admin Cut Situation Room’s Video Feed During Meetings on Russia Investigation

    05/21/2019 5:15:24 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2019 | Aaron Klein
    Barr stated: "The thing that’s interesting about this is that this was handled at a very senior level of these departments. It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counterintelligence activities are conducted. It was sort of an ad hoc, small group — and most of these people are no longer with the FBI or the CIA or the other agencies involved." They worked exclusively for two groups of “customers,” officials said. The first was Obama and fewer than 14 senior officials in government. The second was a team of operations specialists at the CIA, NSA and FBI...
  • Mueller Report Exonerates President Trump [Weekly Update]

    03/30/2019 10:50:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 29, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Mueller Never Had a Good-Faith Basis to Pursue President Trump Did Deep State Cover Up Chinese Hack of Clinton Email System? Judicial Watch Sues to Find Out What Were Obama’s Spy Chiefs Telling the Media about Trump? Mueller Never Had a Good-Faith Basis to Pursue President Trump The fizzling out of the corrupt Mueller investigation is great victory for the rule of law and our constitutional republic. Here is the statement I issued in response Attorney General Barr’s initial summary of the special counsel’s report. The long, national nightmare is over and President Trump has been vindicated. The corruptly-created...
  • Judicial Watch Sues for Records of Communication Between James Clapper, John Brennan and CNN

    03/27/2019 5:44:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 27, 2019
    Dossier-Related Communications Between Clapper and ex-CIA Director John Brennan also Sought(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seeking records of communications between former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and CNN around the time the Clinton-Democrat National Committee Trump dossier was being pitched to key media outlets. A House report detailed that Clapper leaked information regarding the dossier to CNN in January 2017. The former ODNI chief signed on...