Representative John Ratcliffe testified before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee as a part of his nomination for the position of Director of National Intelligence. Ratcliffe was asked about his views on Russian interference, about the threat posed by North Korea, about how he would handle a variety of issues posed by the coronavirus pandemic and much more. The hearing was fairly substantive but did include some meanderings and grandstanding.
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The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will hold an open hearing on May 5 at 9:30 a.m. to consider the president’s nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe for director of national intelligence. What should the committee ask him?
President Trump is stretching the limits of his statutory ability to appoint acting officials to Senate-confirmed roles. What can Congress do?
The president's choice of acting director may be sending a message to the intelligence community.
Joshua Rovner’s insightful response to my post on politicization by a loyalist director of national intelligence (DNI) focuses on the issue of public dissent. Rovner and I share many concerns about who President Trump may seek to install as DNI.
Intelligence and Public Dissent: A Response to 'The Dangers of a Loyalist Director of National Intelligence'
Editor's Note: Austin Carson's response can be read here.
The earthquake took place yesterday, but today’s aftershocks continued to rock the Trump presidency.
First, the House Intelligence Committee released the whistleblower complaint. Then, amid presidential attacks on the whistleblower, the committee heard testimony from Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, with Democrats battering him for his having withheld the complaint until yesterday.
Livestream: Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire Testifies Before House Intelligence Committee
Acting DNI Joseph Maguire will testify before the House Intelligence Committee at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. His testimony will concern the whistleblower complaint reportedly involving President Donald Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Acting Diretor of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire released a statement yesterday about the ongoing standoff over the whistleblower complaint.
General Counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Jason Klitenic, released two responses to letters from House Permanent Special Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Committee Chairman Adam Schiff regarding the on-going standoff between the two over an intelligence community whistleblower complaint. In his replies, Klitenic asserts that ODNI believes that they have no statutory obligation to share the information in question with the Committee.