Recent developments on national intelligence have exacerbated concerns the Trump administration is co-opting government capabilities for its own gain. In one example, mere hours before the first Trump-Biden debate, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified unverified Russian intelligence suggesting…
By Nick Schifrin
With Election Day just over two months away, Americans will begin casting ballots in a few weeks. The U.S. intelligence community has already warned of multiple attempts by foreign powers to intervene in the November election. But now comes word…
CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe are meeting Thursday with the so-called "gang of eight" of top lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Matthew Daly, Associated Press
John Ratcliffe declassified documents that allies of the president say bolster their contention that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was wrongly pursued.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, about 10 million people in Bangladesh lack electricity in the aftermath of a powerful cyclone. The storm, which also hit coastal India, packed winds of up to 118 miles per hour when it made landfall.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
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, Eric Tucker, Associated Press
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 Deb Reichmann, 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.
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…
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