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Senate confirms Biden’s pick for spy chief hours after he’s sworn into office

The Senate confirmed Biden’s nominee for director of national intelligence, Avril Haines. Haines was the deputy CIA director and deputy national security advisor in the Obama administration. She pledged during a confirmation hearing that she would keep politics out of intelligence. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Senate […]
Senate confirms Biden’s pick for spy chief hours after he’s sworn into office
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Trump’s spy chief warns that China is the ‘greatest threat’ and says the US needs to brace for confrontation

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe called China “the greatest threat to America today” in a scathing opinion article published Thursday in The Wall Street Journal. Accusing China of seeking to dominate, Ratcliffe called efforts to resist Beijing as “our once-in-a-generation challenge.” Also on Thursday, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman […]
Trump’s spy chief warns that China is the ‘greatest threat’ and says the US needs to brace for confrontation
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An email alleging GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe was involved in a ‘controversial whistleblowing case’ may have played a role in Trump pulling his nomination for spy chief, report says

President Trump blamed the media’s “unfair” treatment of GOP Representative John Ratcliffe as the reason he ultimately decided to withdraw the congressman’s nomination to become the country’s next Director of National Intelligence. But according to a report by the Daily Beast late Friday night, there may have been another reason […]
An email alleging GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe was involved in a ‘controversial whistleblowing case’ may have played a role in Trump pulling his nomination for spy chief, report says
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Trump’s intelligence chief pick John Ratcliffe reportedly misled the public about his role in a major anti-terrorism case

GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Director of National Intelligence, reportedly misled the public about his involvement in a major anti-terrorism case. Ratcliffe touted his role as “special appointment as the prosecutor in U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation” and claimed he “convicted individuals who were funelling money […]
Trump’s intelligence chief pick John Ratcliffe reportedly misled the public about his role in a major anti-terrorism case
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Current and former officials say Trump’s pick for spy chief would be ‘an arm of the White House’ who could paralyse the intelligence community

President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe for Director of National Intelligence stunned current and former intelligence officials. Ratcliffe catapulted into the national spotlight last week when he attacked and berated the former special counsel Robert Mueller during his Capitol Hill testimony. He also has a history […]
Current and former officials say Trump’s pick for spy chief would be ‘an arm of the White House’ who could paralyse the intelligence community
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Trump may replace the US’ top national security official with the head of a far-right think tank critical of ‘radical Islam,’ report says

President Trump has discussed replacing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats with Fred Fleitz, president of the far-right Center for Security Policy (CSP) think tank, reported Politico. Trump has reportedly soured on Coats, who has been critical in the past of the president’s interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Fleitz […]
Trump may replace the US’ top national security official with the head of a far-right think tank critical of ‘radical Islam,’ report says
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House Intelligence Committee report accuses James Clapper of ‘inconsistent’ testimony on the Steele dossier

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper spoke to CNN about the Steele dossier, a House Intelligence Committee report claimed Friday. The House Intelligence Committee released the report detailing its findings in the panel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper spoke […]
House Intelligence Committee report accuses James Clapper of ‘inconsistent’ testimony on the Steele dossier