Skip to comments.Trump pick for national intelligence director is withdrawing
Posted on 08/03/2019 12:58:29 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta
WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trumps 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 Koreas nuclear ambitions, the prospect of war with Iran and the anticipated efforts of Russia or other foreign governments to interfere in the American political system.
In a tweet Friday, Trump said Ratcliffe had decided to stay in Congress so as to avoid months of slander and libel.....
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Supposedly now Trump is going to appoint Pete Hoekstra, who was chair of the INTELLIGENCE committee in the House. Let’s see the Deep State try their “no experience” gambit on him!
Boy they are really afraid of something coming out arent they?
RINO's gotta keep the supply of illegal alien children coming in to satisfy the lusts of their masters in Hollywood.
“”Supposedly now Trump is going to appoint Pete Hoekstra, who was chair of the INTELLIGENCE committee in the House. Lets see the Deep State try their no experience gambit on him!””
I would say - great choice but that was true about Ratcliff also. It really doesn’t matter WHO is named, the devils will do their worst to dissuade the president. Hoekstra was an amazing congressman BUT that was THEN, and this is now. Different day - different time.
I had never heard of Ratcliffe until his stellar performance in grilling Mueller a couple of weeks ago. When it was announced that President Trump had selected him to replaces Coats as the DNI, my first thought was: "Why do I get the feeling that he was only appointed because he looked great on TV during that committee hearing?"
Mitch, thanks for your support, you worthless cuck!
The President had him vetted and he didnt pass inspection.
How did the country survive before there was a position called “National Intelligence Director”?
They’re not afraid of anything.
They’ve no reason to be.
Presidents will come and go but the deep state will never go away.
They own DC.
Let’s just enjoy the great president we have for the next 5 plus years.
Allen West please pick up the black courtesy phone.
It’s a shame local media is so weak that it doesn’t spot these liars and frauds before they get put up for big jobs. I guess congress isn’t important enough to bother learning that someone’s entire resume is fictitious.
The deep state wants their man and will destroy anybody else not meeting their swampy standards.
The US intelligence agencies are pathetic failures.
Since we have no borders anymore, we don’t need intelligence agencies. The enemy is within already.
Just because they’re full of moles and get involving in electoral politics? Just because they can’t spot fake intelligence even if it bites them in the a$$? Some people are just never satisfied./s
The question is who is loyal and willing to endure the inevitable rape hoaxes and other extreme forms of organized libel?
This story is soooo 2 days ago.
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