President Trump has nominated a new director of national intelligence to replace the outgoing Dan Coates:
Congratulations to Congressman and former US Attorney John Ratcliffe on his nomination as Director of National Intelligence! @RepRatcliffe is a strong defender of our country and his insights will greatly benefit the intelligence community and keep America safe.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) July 29, 2019
A top Republican investigator said accountability is coming for any of those individuals who may have committed crimes during the Trump-Russia investigation.https://t.co/FsY0eSvNgX
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 29, 2019
Former CIA Director John Brennan doesn’t like Trump’s nominee for new DNI at all:
Dan Coats served ably & with deep integrity. Ratcliffe showed abject subservience to Trump in Mueller hearings. The women & men in the Intelligence Community deserve a leader like Coats who puts nation first; not a servile Trump loyalist like Ratcliffe. https://t.co/fbYgS3MoOM
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) July 29, 2019
Mollie Hemingway and Dan Bongino are among those who sense some rattled nerves in the Obama-era intelligence community leader:
Brennan, one of the central figures of the Russia collusion hoax both when he worked for Obama and as an anti-Trump pundit, is harshly criticizing Ratcliffe for his skepticism of same. https://t.co/FcXv3nJMuL
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) July 29, 2019
He’s panicking. This tyrant is about to be exposed for his grotesque abuses of power and his endless lying. Stay tuned. ?????? https://t.co/i4sjijLbD0
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) July 29, 2019
“Stay tuned” indeed! Also, many are considering Brennan’s alarm as proof that Ratcliffe is the right choice for the job:
Brennan's disapproval of Ratcliffe reinforces what a great choice he is. https://t.co/raqxIJWjZQ
— Snitty Lizzy (@StarChamberMaid) July 29, 2019
That's enough to convince me that Ratcliffe is the right guy for the job. https://t.co/BIELg2q9tB
— Ron Pyle (@rreactor) July 29, 2019
@JohnBrennan You seem nervous about having an ace prosecutor in the position of DNI, I wonder why?
— John McKillop (@jmckillop54) July 29, 2019
@RepRatcliffe If Brennan hates you, you must be doing something right.
— Lori Olivia (@simplylorilee) July 29, 2019
Brennan is starting to squirm!!! https://t.co/1CusjQt5Qy
— William Hedgepeth (@whedgepeth24) July 29, 2019