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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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Former Trump official was ‘duped’ into thanking a war criminal on Veterans Day

Richard Grenell, the former acting Director of National Intelligence, was “duped” by a political correspondent. Ken Klippenstein, a correspondent for The Nation, asked Grenell for a shout-out for his grandfather on Twitter and misleadingly attached a photo of Bill Calley. Calley is a convicted war criminal. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Former Trump official was ‘duped’ into thanking a war criminal on Veterans Day
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Trump’s pick for spy chief pledges to ‘speak truth to power’ if confirmed, despite years of evidence to the contrary

Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Director of National Intelligence, testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that he will “speak truth to power” if confirmed. This is Ratcliffe’s second attempt at securing the Senate’s approval for the DNI role. Trump initially nominated Ratcliffe last year, […]
Trump’s pick for spy chief pledges to ‘speak truth to power’ if confirmed, despite years of evidence to the contrary
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‘Good men and women don’t last long’: Former top Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid criticises Trump, defends ousted intelligence chief’s service

Former US Navy Adm. William McRaven, the Navy SEAL who oversaw the raid that took out al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, wrote an opinion column criticising the Trump administration and defending former acting Director of National Intelligence Joe Maguire. “I have known Joe for more than 40 years. […]
‘Good men and women don’t last long’: Former top Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid criticises Trump, defends ousted intelligence chief’s service
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The US’s top spy agency referred the Trump whistleblower complaint to the DOJ for criminal investigation. The DOJ decided not to investigate.

The acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, and the intelligence community’s watchdog, Michael Atkinson, referred a whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, The New York Times reported. Atkinson was reportedly concerned that a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President […]
The US’s top spy agency referred the Trump whistleblower complaint to the DOJ for criminal investigation. The DOJ decided not to investigate.
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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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The US faces threats from China, Russia and ISIS but Trump’s rhetoric appears to be pushing America’s allies away, a US intelligence report warns

The director of national intelligence briefed senators Tuesday on the many rising threats to the US-led global order. The intelligence community concluded the US’s foremost threats are election interference, cyber attacks and espionage. Other threats, including North Korea’s stalled denuclearization and the potential resurgence ISIS, directly contradict President Donald Trump’s […]
The US faces threats from China, Russia and ISIS but Trump’s rhetoric appears to be pushing America’s allies away, a US intelligence report warns