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 criminality alleged in this story is—if true—unsubtle and unambiguous, directly related to the president’s conduct as president and concerning matters of great import.
On Monday, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence made public two reports on the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the organization that the Special Counsel's Office charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States. The full reports can be read at these links and below.
Last week, on our feed at Foreign Policy, we gave seven takeaways from the press conference on the Russia investigation that Sens. Richard Burr and Mark Warner, the heads of the Senate intelligence committee, gave last Wednesday. The piece begins: