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What does Trump's new spy director think of Russia and China?

3 days ago   |   By RT

John Ratcliffe has been confirmed as the US' new director of national intelligence. As he gears up to oversee seventeen intelligence agencies, how will he use these organizations to work with, or against, America's adversaries?
The Senate confirmed Rep. Ratcliffe to the position on Friday, in a 49-44 vote along party lines. President Trump had previously tipped the Texas Republican for the role last year, before urging him to withdraw his application due to “months of slander and libel” from the “lamestream media.” The supposed slander centered around Ratcliffe's defense of Trump during...
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Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as new US spy chief

Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as new US spy chief

3 days ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Republican ally of Trump takes control of sprawling US intelligence agencies after partisan purge of top officials.
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Senate Confirms Trump Loyalist Ratcliffe as Intelligence Chief

3 days ago   |   By Bloomberg

The Senate confirmed Representative John Ratcliffe as the nation's spy chief on Thursday, overcoming criticism that he's too much a loyalist to President Donald Trump and has too little experience in intelligence issues.
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Senate Confirms Trump Nominee John Ratcliffe To Be Director Of National Intelligence

Senate Confirms Trump Nominee John Ratcliffe To Be Director Of National Intelligence

3 days ago   |   By The Huffington Post

The Senate backed Ratcliffe's nomination by 49 to 44, amid stiff opposition from Democrats.
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Nation Has a New Spy Chief

Nation Has a New Spy Chief

3 days ago   |   By Newser

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence, though he failed to draw the bipartisan support of his predecessors. Ratcliffe seemed unlikely to get the position when he was nominated in February, as he had already been nominated for the job last year and...
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Divided Senate confirms Trump nominee Ratcliffe to be top U.S. spy

3 days ago   |   By Reuters

The U.S. Senate backed lawmaker John Ratcliffe on Thursday as the next director of national intelligence, a victory for President Donald Trump in his second bid to install the conservative Republican as head of the intelligence community.
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Senate Confirms Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe as National Intelligence Chief

3 days ago   |   By Time

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 .
Ratcliffe seemed unlikely to get the position when he was nominated in February, as he had already been nominated for the job last year and then withdrew after Republicans questioned his experience. But senators warmed to him as they grew concerned about upheaval in the intelligence community under Trump and wanted a permanent, confirmed director.
The Texas...
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U.S. Senate confirms Trump nominee Ratcliffe to be top U.S. spy

3 days ago   |   By Reuters

The U.S. Senate backed Republican House of Representatives member John Ratcliffe on Thursday as the next director of national intelligence, a victory for President Donald Trump the second time he tapped the conservative lawmaker for the top spot.
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Senate confirms Ratcliffe as Trump's intelligence director

Senate confirms Ratcliffe as Trump's intelligence director

3 days ago   |   By Politico

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Rep. John Ratcliffe as President Donald Trump's top intelligence official, in a move aimed at ending nine months of reshuffling at the top of the nation's spying establishment.
Lawmakers voted 49-44 in a party-line vote to confirm Ratcliffe as the sixth director of national intelligence since the office was created in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The split was a contrast to the 85-12 vote in 2017 that had confirmed Ratcliffe's predecessor, former Republican Indiana Sen. Dan Coats, and comes amid an escalating feud between Trump and...
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Senate Confirms Ratcliffe As Director Of National Intelligence

3 days ago   |   By Forbes

The Texas congressman's nomination was initially pulled due to concerns about his lack of experience.
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Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as new Director of National Intelligence

3 days ago   |   By ABC

By a vote of 49 to 44, the Senate has confirmed Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, to serve as Director of National Intelligence.
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Senate Approves John Ratcliffe for Top Intelligence Job in Sharply Split Vote

3 days ago   |   By NY Times

The congressman from Texas was confirmed by a divided Senate to take over an office at the center of the Trump administration's investigations of Obama administration officials.
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