Tag Archives: John Ratcliffe

Intel Director Releases Russian Disinfo About Hillary

Politico reports: Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Tuesday declassified a Russian intelligence assessment that was previously rejected by Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee as having no factual basis, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The extraordinary disclosure, released to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) earlier Tuesday, rankled Democrats, who said the …

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Ratcliffe: I Ended Intel Briefings Due To Dem Leakers

“When I went through confirmation, people watched that. They heard me make a couple of promises. One of them was to always follow the law. “The other was that I would do everything I could to protect the unauthorized disclosure of classified information, allowing people to leak it for political purposes. “The action that I announced yesterday is entirely consistent …

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Rubio Calls DNI Briefing Change A “Historic Crisis”

The Hill reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said congressional oversight is facing a “historic crisis” after the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, notified Congress on Saturday that the intelligence community will be scaling back in-person congressional briefings on election security. “Congressional oversight of intelligence activities now faces a historic crisis,” Rubio said …

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Trump: “Deranged Lowlife” Democrats Leak Fake News

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump has received harsh criticism after Director of National Intelligence John Radcliffe informed Congress that the intelligence community would no longer hold briefing sessions on foreign election interference in the 2020 presidential campaign. Trump accused Democrats of “leaking” information on Russian’s interference in the 2020 election to help Trump. It is the united view of …

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DNI Ends Election Security Briefings For Congress

CNN reports: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has informed the House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence that it’ll no longer be briefing on election security issues, a senior administration official told CNN. It’ll provide written updates, the official said. The official added that other agencies supporting election security, including the Department of Justice, Department of Defense …

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Senate Panel Narrowly Approves Trump’s Intel Pick

CBS News reports: The Senate Intelligence Committee voted to advance Congressman John Ratcliffe’s nomination to be the next director of national intelligence (DNI) on Tuesday morning, setting the stage for a final confirmation vote by the full Senate. Ratcliffe’s nomination was approved behind closed doors along party lines in a vote of 8 to 7, with all Democrats voting against. …

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Intel Nominee Says Whistleblowers Should Be Protected (Except That Lying Ukraine Whistleblower He Attacked)

Axios reports: Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), President’s Trump nominee for director of national intelligence (DNI), said at his confirmation hearing Tuesday that every government whistleblower should receive “every protection under the law.” As one of Trump’s fiercest defenders during the impeachment inquiry, Ratcliffe repeatedly sought to undermine the credibility of the Ukraine whistleblower, claiming without evidence that the complaint was …

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Senate To Hold Its First Socially Distanced Hearing

The New York Times reports: The Senate on Tuesday will consider the nomination of Representative John Ratcliffe [photo], Republican of Texas, to be director of national intelligence, its first hearing since the coronavirus pandemic sent its members home a month ago. The 9:30 a.m. hearing will be unusual, with a measure of social distancing enforced. Few lawmakers normally choose to …

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Cultist Who Faked Resume Again Tapped As Spy Chief

The Hill reports: President Trump has tapped Rep. John Ratcliffe to serve as his next Director of National Intelligence (DNI), reviving an appointment of the Texas Republican that previously derailed last year. Trump had initially appointed Ratcliffe to serve as his intelligence chief last July, but the Texas congressman withdrew from consideration weeks later amid media scrutiny that he padded …

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Trump Again Mulls Loyalist GOP Rep As New Spy Chief (This Guy Dropped Out Last Time Over Fake Resume)

CNN reports: President Donald Trump is revisiting the idea of nominating Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe to be the next Director of National Intelligence, two sources told CNN. Ratcliffe withdrew his name from consideration for the same job last year amid bipartisan concerns about his qualifications but the President now appears open to the idea of tapping him for the DNI …

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Trump Ditches GOP Rep For Top Intelligence Post After His Anti-Terrorism Credentials Were Found To Be Fake

The New York Times reports: President Trump on Friday abruptly dropped his plan to nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, Republican of Texas, as the nation’s top intelligence official. The announcement, made on Twitter, came after questions about his qualifications and whether he had exaggerated his résumé. Law & Crime reports: In a 2015 press release, Ratcliffe’s House website stated, “When serving …

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Top Republicans Back House Rep For Attorney General

The Hill reports: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and other top Republicans are calling on President Trump to name Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) as the next attorney general. “Look, it’s the president’s choice but one thing I know is John Ratcliffe probably has the best abilities to do the job and most knowledge to do the job,” McCarthy told …

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