Trump Names Congressman John Ratcliffe as Next Director of National Intelligence

President Trump has named Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe as the next Director of National Intelligence.

The announcement comes after current Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates who recently announced his resignation.

According to The Daily Caller:

Republican Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe will replace Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence (DNI) after months of issues between President Donald Trump and the intelligence community.

Trump announced Sunday that Ratcliffe would replace Coats, whose last day in office will be August 15, according to Trump’s tweet. Trump and Coats have publicly butted heads during the latter’s two-year tenure as DNI.

The president has been toying with the idea of getting rid of Coats for months, sources familiar with the situation previously told the Daily Caller. 


Coats became DNI in March 2017 and has been known to occasionally contradict Trump’s foreign policy ideas, Fox News reported. The former Indiana Republican Sen. created a new senior-level job earlier in July to help with election security efforts, CBS News reported. The new position will coordinate “all election security activities, initiatives, and programs.”

Ratcliffe made national headlines last week for his questioning of Robert Mueller. Ratcliffe was able to get Mueller to admit to a double standard.

[READ MORE: Congressman Ratcliffe Exposes Mueller’s, Trump Double Standard]

Here is the video of Representative Ratcliffe exposing Mueller:


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