The Senate on Thursday confirmed Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence, installing a new head of the nation's intelligence agencies at a time when President Donald Trump has ousted multiple officials.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
In our news wrap Tuesday, the Senate is holding confirmation hearings for President Trump's pick to be the next director of national intelligence. Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe, an ardent Trump defender, pledged to steer clear of political bias. Also,…
A Senate panel is considering Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe's nomination for director of national intelligence, holding the in-person hearing amid President Donald Trump's shakeup of the intelligence community and under drastic new distancing rules to protect Capitol Hill from the…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Trump earlier nominated the two-term Republican congressman from Texas to be the next director of national intelligence. But in early August, Trump abruptly withdrew his name amid growing questions about Ratcliffe's qualifications for the job.
By Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
By Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is expected to appear before the House Intelligence Committee at 9 a.m. ET Thursday. Watch live here.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally announced the beginning of an impeachment inquiry Tuesday after a whistleblower alleged that the president tried to force a foreign leader to aid his reelection. At the United Nations, Trump faced questions about his own…
By Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced an official impeachment inquiry -- but what exactly ramped up Democrats’ political momentum toward impeachment? And what's next for President Trump and Republicans? Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join William Brangham for a…
Another presidential nominee for a high-ranking administration role has dropped out. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, withdrew from consideration for director of national intelligence after opponents criticized his level of experience and the way he represented his legacy as a federal…
In a tweet Friday, President Donald Trump said Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas had decided to stay in Congress. Questions about Ratcliffe's experience have dogged him since Trump announced his candidacy five days ago.
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