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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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Russian and Iranian election interference claims could have been timed to ‘distract’ from Obama’s attack on Trump, says former US National Intelligence Director

FBI claims that Iran and Russia are trying to influence the US election may have been an attempt to distract from President Obama’s speech attacking Donald Trump, according to former National Intelligence Director James Clapper. Clapper told the BBC that there was “some scepticism” about the timing of the revelations, […]
Russian and Iranian election interference claims could have been timed to ‘distract’ from Obama’s attack on Trump, says former US National Intelligence Director
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Trump’s spy chief declassified a slew of documents that national security veterans say were part of an effort to boost the president’s Russia claims

The director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, released a number of declassified intelligence documents on Tuesday that national security veterans said could be part of a Russian disinformation campaign. The documents included handwritten notes from former CIA Director John Brennan in 2016, shortly after he briefed then-President Barack Obama about […]
Trump’s spy chief declassified a slew of documents that national security veterans say were part of an effort to boost the president’s Russia claims
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Trump’s spy chief just released ‘Russian disinformation’ against Hillary Clinton that he acknowledged may be fabricated

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified a dubious claim from Russian intelligence sources alleging that former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “approved a campaign plan to stir up a scandal” against then-Republican candidate Donald Trump and his ties to Russia. Ratcliffe said in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee […]
Trump’s spy chief just released ‘Russian disinformation’ against Hillary Clinton that he acknowledged may be fabricated
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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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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