Trump proposes Ratcliffe for management of the U.S. intelligence services

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to appoint the Republican members John Ratcliffe head of the American secret services. The Trump announced the end of the we

Trump proposes Ratcliffe for management of the U.S. intelligence services

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to appoint the Republican members John Ratcliffe head of the American secret services. The Trump announced the end of the week. The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) coordinates of the 17 civilian and military intelligence services of the USA. The appointment must be confirmed by the Senate.

"John is an outstanding man with a great Talent!", Trump wrote on Friday evening (local time) on Twitter. Ratcliffe is considered to be a loyal follower of the President. Trump had already announced last July, to nominate Ratcliffe for the Post. The Deputy was then withdrawn from the nomination process.

The "Washington Post" had reported that Ratcliffe had provided false information to its past as a state Prosecutor in Texas, so his experience in the field of national security revamp. The "New York Times" had reported, internally, several Republicans have raised concerns, Ratcliffe was aligned to party politics for the Post. Trump had made "unfair" media reports for Ratcliffes withdrawal responsible.

On Wednesday of last week, Trump had announced to his loyal Ambassador in Berlin, Richard Grenell, temporarily, in addition to the intelligence coordinator. Grenell, the office should take the lead, but only business leaders, up on the replacement of the point is decided, and the Senate has given the green light. Grenell therefore retains his Ambassadorship in Germany.

Acting appointments

Grenell replaces, in turn, the President of the secret service coordinator Joseph Maguire, the Trump last August only business leader to the Post continued. Because Maguire was not confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he must on 12. March departure. Trump has occupied a number of important government offices at the Council table.

Trump had said last week that he was considering to nominate Republican Congressman Doug Collins for the office. Collins - who has distinguished himself in the defence Trumps during the failed impeachment proceedings, the U.S. Democrats against the President - waved, but. "This is not a Job that interests me at the moment," he told the station, Fox Business.

Harsh criticism of the Democrats

the Chairman of The intelligence Committee in the house of representatives, the Democrat, Adam Schiff, practiced sharp criticism of Trump. The US had a secret service coordinator, should be fired would have an unqualified candidate for the office, and it should not be confirmed by the Senate, and in the meantime, a managing Director who is "disabled," wrote the ship on Twitter. At the same time elections were compromised by foreign interference. "Exactly as it pleases the President."

critics accuse Trump to want to be loyal followers to the Post of intelligence coordinator to set - instead of experts who provide independent assessments. The latest from the Senate, service coordinator, confirmed the insider Dan Coats, who had the office from March 2017 to August 2019 was. Between Coats and Trump differences of opinion were always open to the public, including in relation to the conflict with Iran and the question of whether Russia will interfere in the US elections of 2016 had.

Re-intervention of Russia?

the US media had reported last week that members of the house of representatives had been informed by Intelligence officers that Russia intends to again interfere in the election next November. Aim of Moscow is to help Trump to re-election. Shortly after, Trump announced that he would replace Maguire by Grenell. The U.S. intelligence services are convinced that Russia, in 2016 in the election campaign interfered. Trump has asked the repeated question. (sda)

Created: 29.02.2020, 03:03 PM

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 12:05

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