Politics: Trump considering replacing Dan Coats as intel chief, holding meetings to discuss possible replacements - PressFrom - US

PoliticsTrump considering replacing Dan Coats as intel chief, holding meetings to discuss possible replacements

21:08  12 july  2019
21:08  12 july  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Bogaerts among AL injury replacements added to All-Star roster

Bogaerts among AL injury replacements added to All-Star roster Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts will be an All-Star, after all. Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that Bogaerts, Tampa Bay Rays rookie Brandon Lowe, and Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios will serve as injury replacements for the American League at next week's Midsummer Classic. They will take the spots of Los Angeles Angels infielder Tommy La Stella, Twins starter Jake Odorizzi, and Texas Rangers outfielder Hunter Pence. Bogaerts, an All-Star in 2016, was taken aback when he realized he wouldn't be voted in as a starter. He was then left off the reserve list when initial rosters were announced.

President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that his intelligence chiefs , including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA Director Gina Haspel, told him that they were misquoted when they publicly contradicted him during public on-camera testimony.

“ Dan Coats is a model public servant,” said Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, a panel member who was at Early in the Trump administration, Coats forged a tight bond with then-CIA director Mike Pompeo When Coats attends Trump ’s daily intelligence briefing, he has sometimes been unable to secure the

Trump considering replacing Dan Coats as intel chief, holding meetings to discuss possible replacements © Provided by Fox News Network LLC

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats speaks at a Heritage Foundation event in Washington. Coats’ drumbeat of criticism against Russia is clashing loudly with President Donald Trump’s pro-Kremlin remarks, leaving the soft-spoken spy chief in an uncomfortable _ and perhaps perilous _ seat in the administration. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
President Trump is considering replacing Dan Coats as director of national intelligence and is holding informal meetings with potential candidates, national security sources told Fox News.

Senate Intel Eyes Social Media Manipulators Who Pitched Team Trump

Senate Intel Eyes Social Media Manipulators Who Pitched Team Trump A few months into Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, his team reviewed a strange pitch. It came from a company called Psy Group, which had links to Israeli intelligence, and it laid out how fake social media accounts could manipulate the American election. That outreach caught the attention of Robert Mueller’s team. And now, the Senate Intelligence Committee––which is still investigating foreign interference in the 2016 election––has reached out to the company’s founder for questioning, according to two sources familiar with the outreach. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Dan Coats downplayed an 'awkward' exchange earlier this week that suggested he was uncomfortable with a planned summit in Washington between President Donald Trump and Russian US intelligence chief Dan Coats downplays 'awkward' reply to upcoming Trump -Putin summit in Washington.

President Donald Trump 's clashes with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats have become familiar. Coats also said he had not known in advance of Trump 's 2017 White House meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador, at which Trump revealed highly classified information.

Sources told Fox News that Trump spoke to two people in the past week about the job. Among the candidates he is considering are Gen. Joseph Dunford, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Fred Fleitz, who previously served as chief of staff to National Security Adviser John Bolton.


Trump raised the possibility of the job with Fleitz as far back as February and asked if he was interested but did not offer it to him officially. It's unclear how many other potential candidates may be in the mix.

According to Axios, which reported that Trump is “eager” to remove Coats, Coats angered the president when he appeared to criticize his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.

Kim Jong-un believes Trump is "different," State Dept's intel arm assesses

Kim Jong-un believes Trump is On "Intelligence Matters" this week, a top State Department intelligence official, Ellen McCarthy, talks with Michael Morell about the North Korean leader's views of the U.S.

Two of the nation's top intelligence officials told Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and Senate investigators, in separate meetings last week, that President Donald Trump suggested they say publicly there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians, according to multiple sources.

President Donald Trump denied Wednesday that he is considering firing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , despite several reports that the president is frustrated with the chief intelligence official. "I haven't even thought about it," Trump told reporters while meeting with

He also told a Senate panel in January that North Korea was unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons, contradicting predictions by the president. A source told Axios that Trump privately believes the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is an unncessary bureaucratic layer and would like to "downsize" the office.

In a statement to the outlet, Coats expressed frustration at the reports.


“I am focused on doing my job, and it is frustrating to repeatedly be asked to respond to anonymous sources and unsubstantiated, often false rumors that undercut the critical work of the Intelligence Community and its relationship with the President,” he said.

“I am proud to lead an IC singularly focused on the vital mission of providing timely and unbiased intelligence to President Trump, Vice President Pence and the national security team in support of our nation’s security," he said.

Fox News' Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

Trump says ready to help resolve SKorea-Japan dispute.
US President Donald Trump said Friday he remained at the ready to help South Korea and Japan solve their lingering dispute over World War II-era forced labor that has blighted their trade ties. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); After South Korea's high court ordered Japanese firms that used forced labor to compensate victims, Tokyo in early July restricted exports of chemicals vital to Seoul's world-leading chip and smartphone industry in an escalation of their decades-old row.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!