On 21 may, the U.S. Senate approved John Ratcliffe Director of National intelligence, reports Fox News.
After fierce debate the candidacy of Ratcliffe was supported by 49 senators, 44 voted against.
Speaking earlier this week at a meeting of the relevant Committee of the upper house, the Republican Senator Ratcliffe, a member of the house of representatives from Texas, promised to be independent and apolitical, to fulfill in his new role as an “attorney of the United States.” He also said he would report to the President Donald Trump all information “without embellishment, but afraid to piss him off”.
Another promise, which was made the candidate of the democratic Senate was the willingness to protect informants intelligence. He remembered the scandal of the informant who has reported on the call trump the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky in the summer of 2019. Investigation of possible abuses of the White house escalated into impeachment proceedings.
July 29, 2019 trump said about the imminent resignation of the head of the U.S. intelligence Dan Coates. The New York Times, citing sources wrote that the reason for the resignation Coates disagreement with trump. The latter is said to have considered the resignation of Director, since, as he criticized his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland to 2018. Powers Coates expired on 15 August.
Trump invited for the post of Director N. I. candidate of Ratcliffe. However, on 2 August the Congressman himself has asked not to consider him among the contenders. According to media reports, the President’s proposal has caused concern in the intelligence community of the country and in Congress.
Acting Director from February 20 until today, was the U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, replaced the former interim head of Joseph Maguire. In February, trump re-introduced to Parliament the candidacy of Ratcliffe.
The Director of National intelligence, an official of the Executive branch of the U.S. government. It is accountable to the President acts as head of the intelligence community of the country.