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Intelligence Chief Sends Flynn Phone Call Transcripts To Congress

John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence, provided Congress on Friday with declassified transcripts of phone calls in late 2016 between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, he said Friday. Flynn’s phone calls with Kislyak touched off a series of events that eventually led to the retired general pleading guilty in the special counsel’s ...

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Trump To Nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe To Be Director Of National Intelligence

President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe to be Director of National Intelligence, months after the Texas Republican withdrew his name from consideration for the post. If confirmed by the Senate, Ratcliffe will take over from Amb. Richard Grenell, who Trump appointed acting director of national intelligence earlier this month. As a member of the House ...

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John Ratcliffe: Change In Status Of Durham Investigation Is ‘Not A Coincidence’

Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe said Sunday that it “is not a coincidence” the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation morphed into a criminal matter just as the Justice Department’s inspector general is set to release a report of FBI surveillance abuse against the Trump campaign. Ratcliffe was responding to reports that John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, ...

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Media Outlets Rush Out Dem Talking Points After Trump Nominates New DNI

Democratic officials began using the phrase “speak truth to power” to applaud DNI Dan Coats while insinuating that incoming DNI John Ratcliffe may not uphold this standard. Multiple media outlets parroted this phrase, including it in articles that applauded Coats and quoted those who have reservations regarding Ratcliffe. “Speak truth to power” is one of the standards of the Intelligence ...

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Ratcliffe To Replace Coats As Director Of National Intelligence

Republican Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe will replace Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence (DNI) after months of issues between President Donald Trump and the intelligence community. Trump announced Sunday that Ratcliffe will be replacing Coats, whose last day in office is intended to be August 15, according to Twitter. Trump and Coats have publicly butted heads during the two ...

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Rep. Ratcliffe: Strzok ‘Failed Miserably’ During Hearing

Commenting on testimony before Congress from FBI agent Peter Strzok on Thursday, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas.) said ‘I think he failed miserably.’ Appearing on The Story with Martha MacCallum, Ratcliffe discussed his take on testimony from FBI agent Peter Strzok before Congress on Thursday. “I think Peter Strzok came in with two goals today, one was to prove to the American people ...

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