Dir. of National Intelligence Dan Coats Resigns

HeadlineJul 29, 2019

President Trump announced Sunday that Dan Coats, the director of National Intelligence, has resigned. Coats and Trump have clashed over Mueller’s investigation and Trump’s frequent attacks on intelligence agencies. Earlier this month, Coats appointed Shelby Pierson as a new election security czar. Trump said he would nominate Texas congressmember and staunch ally John Ratcliffe to replace Coats. Trump was reportedly pleased by Ratcliffe’s questioning during last week’s House Judiciary hearing with Robert Mueller, in which Ratcliffe told the former special counsel, “Nowhere does it say that you were to conclusively determine Donald Trump’s innocence or that the special counsel report should determine whether or not to exonerate him.”

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