BREAKING: Pres. Trump announces he will nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence. Coats is set to leave the administration on August 15. https://t.co/njOuKnjjw3 pic.twitter.com/Ej3uvF7m55— ABC News (@ABC) July 28, 2019
It’s official. Trump taps Rep John Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coates at DNI. https://t.co/LPfm08Bqi2— Scott Adams Show (@scottadamsshow) July 28, 2019
JUST IN: President Trump confirms that he will nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe to be DNI, and that Dan Coats will leave office on August 15. https://t.co/MahUchazGS— Axios (@axios) July 28, 2019
John Ratcliffe's Fox News interview earlier Sunday takes on new significance after Trump picks him as intelligence director. Ratcliffe said "crimes were committed" during Obama admin re: Russiagate, including media leaks. He supports investigating. https://t.co/tTqq6JG70u— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) July 29, 2019
For *ALL* intelligence matters, Ratcliffe (if confirmed) is now Bill Barr's boss.— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) July 28, 2019
The ODNI is the superseding office over all intelligence agencies. DOJ, FBI, DOJ-NSD, CIA, NSA, DoD, DoS, all of it.
What the change at the office of the Director of National Intelligence means https://t.co/jwqOjrZsfO— American Thinker (@AmericanThinker) July 29, 2019
Thomas Lifson at American Thinker (via Lucianne): The appointment of a former US Attorney who is also a master of the details of the attempted plot to oust Trump signals that the “investigate the investigators” phase of the biggest political scandal in history is moving into high gear.... With him calling the shots on the entire intelligence community, the stonewalling should be constrained if not stopped. Ratcliffe knows how the flip witnesses with threats of prosecution, and knows people in the Department of Justice who can carry out the threats of prosecution on lower-level people incriminated in the cabal’s plot to overturn an election and carry out a coup d’etat....
#AmericaFirst - @TomFitton: Dan Coats was AWOL on cleaning out the office of the DNI which in many ways was deep state central. Ratcliffe, if he comes in, should clean house and think about curtailing the powers and bureaucracies that are unneeded. #MAGA #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/xclh4aS9nL— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) July 29, 2019
https://t.co/vZgXAzETI3 There has been some speculation that ODNI Dan Coats needed to step aside because he was refusing to comply with the declassification process. It’s worth waiting to see if that assumption is accurate, or if the speculation is unfounded.— ECrosby (@EasyEarl) July 29, 2019