4 months Trump fires US intel chief Manilatimes |World
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Dan Coats, director of National Intelligence, will leave his job next month, President Trump announced Sunday (Monday in Manila), after a turbulent two years in which Coats and the President were often at odds over Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump announced Coats’ departure on August 15 in a tweet that thanked Coats for his service. He said he will nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe to the post and that he will name an acting official in the coming days. Ratcliffe is a frequent Trump defender who fiercely questioned former special counsel Robert Mueller last week during a ... more