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Trump Names Joseph Maguire as Acting Director of National Intelligence

HeadlineAug 09, 2019

President Trump said Thursday he will name Joseph Maguire as his acting director of national intelligence. Maguire is the current head of the National Counterterrorism Center and a retired vice admiral who once oversaw Navy SEAL teams as head of the Special Warfare Command. His promotion comes after Trump blocked Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon from taking over as acting director. On Thursday, Trump confirmed that Gordon resigned and will be leaving the administration. The current director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, announced last month he would retire in mid-August, after repeatedly clashing with the president over Robert Mueller’s investigation and Trump’s frequent attacks on intelligence agencies.

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