Trump names Rep. Ratcliffe acting DNI, Coats’ legacy: truth to power, Trump...

Trump names Rep. Ratcliffe acting DNI, Coats’ legacy: truth to power, Trump continues attacks on The Squad and Elijah Cummings

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Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) presides over a committee hearing featuring testimony of President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, (Photo ©2019, Douglas Christian)
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, presides over a committee hearing featuring testimony of President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen. (Photo ©2019, Douglas Christian/TMN)

ON THE HILL WITH DOUG CHRISTIAN

(AUDIO: John Ratcliffe grills Mueller)

CAPITOL HILL – That was Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas grilling former special counsel Robert Mueller III when Mueller testified before the House Judiciary Committee on July 24, 2019.

Now President Donald Trump has announced Ratcliffe will replace current Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats. Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon:

Coats, a longtime United States senator from Indiana and later, United States Ambassador to Germany from 2001 to 2005, won plaudits from the intelligence community for giving the president unwaveringly honest assessments of threats throughout the world.

This is Coats telling a Senate panel that North Korea was not likely to give up its nuclear weapons, Iran was not yet seeking a nuclear weapon and ISIS remained a forceful presence in Iraq and Syria.

(AUDIO: Coats)

In other news, Trump continues his continual attacks on The Squad and Rep. Elijah Cummings with this tweet:

Doug Christian, Capitol Hill

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