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Trump nominates GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe, one of his biggest attack dogs on Capitol Hill, as Director of National Intelligence

Trump wanted to nominate Ratcliffe for DNI last year, but Ratcliffe withdrew from consideration after a string of public controversies.
United States President Donald Trump speaks to 300 people at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters January 21, 2017 in Langley, Virginia.

A former senior intelligence official said Trump would often refuse to believe what he was told during intel briefings

At an event on Tuesday night, Susan Gordon laid out the challenges of delivering President Donald Trump's intelligence briefing.
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‘DEFCON 1’: US officials are rocked by a whistleblower complaint involving Trump’s talks with a foreign leader

Insider asked half a dozen officials if they knew of another case where someone in the intel community blew the whistle on a president. All said no.

An email alleging GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe was involved in a ‘controversial whistleblowing case’ may have played a role in Trump pulling hi...

On Friday, President Trump blamed the media's "unfair" treatment of Ratcliffe, as the reason he decided to withdraw the congressman's nomination.
Rep. Ratcliffe (R-TX) questions former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies during House Intelligence Committee hearing on the Mueller Report on Capitol Hill in Washington

Trump abruptly reversed GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe’s nomination for spy chief amid a bipartisan uproar

Trump withdrew his nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe as questions emerged about Ratcliffe's qualifications to be Director of National Intelligence.

Trump’s intelligence chief pick John Ratcliffe reportedly misled the public about his role in a major anti-terrorism case

ABC News found no public records tying Ratcliffe to the case, and former officials involved had no recollection of Ratcliffe's involvement.

Current and former officials say Trump’s pick for spy chief would be ‘an arm of the White House’ who could paralyze the intelligence...

One current FBI agent told INSIDER John Ratcliffe's performance during Mueller's hearings makes him look like "an arm of the White House."
Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats answers questions during a hearing held by the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 6, 2018 in Washington, DC

Trump’s intelligence chief resigned after the White House repeatedly suppressed his warnings about Russian interference, New York Times reports

Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, had warnings of Russian interference muted by the White House, a new report says.

Trump announces John Ratcliffe will be new Director of National Intelligence following reports

Trump announced that Rep. John Ratcliffe would replace Dan Coats as the Director of National Intelligence after Coats stepped down.
Fred Fleitz, president of far-right think tank the Center for Security Policy, is reportedly among those being discussed by the White House to replace Dan Coats as National Security Director

Trump may replace the US’ top national security official with the head of a far-right think tank critical of ‘radical Islam,’ report...

Fred Fleitz could become Trump's new National Security Director after his relationship with the incumbent, Dan Coats, soured in recent months.