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Trump to pick different intelligence chief

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/05/19, 12:18 pm

President Donald Trump’s nominee for director of national intelligence has withdrawn his name from consideration. U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, faced suspicion about his qualifications to lead the U.S. intelligence community. News reports last week said the former federal prosecutor exaggerated his involvement in a specific anti-terrorism case, though he did serve as chief of anti-terrorism and national security in the Eastern District of Texas from 2004 to 2008.

Has the president picked someone else? Trump said he has a list of three possible successors but so far has not announced his selection. Current Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will step down Aug. 15.

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Hannah Harris

Hannah is an associate producer and reporter for WORLD Watch. She is a World Journalism Institute and Covenant College graduate. Hannah resides in Asheville, N.C. Follow her on Twitter @h_g_harris.

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