Trump says he spoke to his new spy chief John Ratcliffe about the job & long before & # 39; the Mueller legislator destroyed during testimony and Obama administration & # 39; crimes & # 39; on Fox
- President Trump announced his intention to make the Republican Rep. To appoint John Ratcliffe of Texas as director of the national intelligence service
- He succeeds Dan Coats, who warned of Russian election interference
- Ratcliffe called Mueller & # 39; s obstruction investigation illegal
- Trump said Tuesday that Ratcliffe is a & # 39; brilliant & # 39; was a man with whom he & # 39; long before & # 39; met what he thought of the & # 39; Mueller fiasco & # 39; called
- Former CIA chief Brenna has warned that Ratcliffe is interested in the & # 39; please & # 39; from Trump
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he spoke with John Ratcliffe, his new choice to serve as the director of the national intelligence service, & long before & # 39; Texas legislators tore up former Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his testimony to the congress.
Trump tweeted Sunday that he would nominate Ratcliffe, just days after Ratcliffe drew attention by giving a lecture to Mueller and telling the former FBI chief that his investigation into possible obstruction of justice by Trump was illegal.
His tweet also followed Ratcliffe's appearance on & # 39; Fox News Sunday & # 39 ;, where the former federal prosecutor said that & # 39; crimes were committed during the Obama administration & # 39 ;.
President Donald Trump said he was with Rep. John Ratcliffe spoke & # 39; long before the Mueller fiasco & # 39 ;. He announced that he is nominating Ratcliffe to serve as his top spy Chief days after Ratcliffe had torn former Special Counsel Robert Mueller
& # 39; John Ratcliffe is a brilliant man, he is a great person, & # 39; Trump told reporters when he left the White House to Virginia on Tuesday.
& # 39; I spoke to him long before that. Long ago. Months back. I spoke to him long before Mueller's fiasco, & the president continued, referring to Mueller's testimony last week.
& # 39; That was a failure. I think that probably no one in Capitol Hill's history has embarrassed himself like Mueller and the Democrats, & said Trump.
& # 39; I have talked to him about this for a long time. He is a very talented man, he is a strong man. That is what we need in that position, & the president added.
Ratcliffe doubted the legality of half the Mueller report during the testimony
Republican panelists, including Ratcliffe, grilling former special counsel Robert Mueller during his appearance before two house committees
& # 39; He is a very talented man, he is a strong man. He is what we need in that position. & # 39;
The current DNI, former Senator and ambassador of Indiana to Germany, Dan Coats, warned about the dangers of Russian election interference and spoke publicly about it.
Former CIA director John Brennan, a Trump nemesis, warned Ratcliffe: & Mr. Ratcliffe seems to be someone who is more interested in pleasing Donald Trump. & # 39;
Ratcliffe said last week as he dressed Mueller: & Nowhere does it say that [the special counselor was] definitively determine Donald Trump's innocence or that the special council report should determine whether or not he nurses him. & # 39;
He accused him & # 39; respectfully & # 39; of violating & # 39; every principle in the most sacred traditions about prosecutors & # 39 ;.
& # 39; You told us this morning and in your report that you have not taken a determination, so respectful director, that you have not followed the special council regulations, & # 39; he said to Mueller, referring to the lack of a decision to charge Trump with obstruction crime.
& # 39; It says clearly: write a confidential report about decisions taken. Nowhere is a report written here about decisions that have not been taken. You wrote 180 pages about decisions that were not made about potential crimes that were not charged or decided, & he continued. & # 39; And respectfully, respectfully, by doing so, you managed to break every principle in the most sacred traditions of prosecutors and not provide any additional criminal analysis of possible crimes that have not been charged, & # 39; he said.
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