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Key Senators So Far Silent On John Ratcliffe, Trump's Pick For New Top Spy


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The Texas Republican thanked Trump on Twitter following the president's earlier announcement, also on Twitter, that Ratcliffe is his nominee to replace outgoing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

Coats and Trump haven't been simpatico from the beginning, and the White House has been telling journalists for weeks that the president wants somebody else.

If the transition isn't a surprise, however, the choice of Ratcliffe might be and some key senators have yet to state one way or another how they feel about the nominee.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., didn't mention Ratcliffe in a statement on Sunday that praised Coats but that also emphasized what McConnell called the need for a president to get candid advice.

"The U.S. intelligence community works best when it is led by professionals who protect its work from political or analytical bias and who deliver unvarnished hard truths to political leaders in both the executive and legislative branches," McConnell said. "Very often the news these briefings bring is unpleasant, but it is essential that we be confronted with the facts."

One question raised by McConnell's statement: Would Ratcliffe be so much of a loyalist that he would tell Trump only what he wanted to hear and Congress and the public what Trump wanted them to hear? Or could he be the honest manager that the Senate majority leader says is needed?
oh bull switt like mitch cares if russia interferes w elections; he's in bed with em anyways. he'll hem n haw then say he was 'persuaded' by his answers that ratcliffe is the right man for the job.

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Ratcliffe has to pay for aggressively questioning St Mueller. The skepticism he applied to the Special counsel's report means he'd be a yes man for Trump. Idiotic.
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