Dear Director Dan Coates, as our Top US Spy and head of the Department of National Intelligence (DNI), please make the wanna-be authoritarian republican President Donald Trump fire you. In many governmental agencies there are succession rules that apply which is, dependent on whether its head was fired vs. resigned. Don’t be gracious in acceding to President Trump’s wish to replace you with another one of his extreme partisan’s lackeys in this key position of top US spy.
President Trump prefers the GOP from TX, Rep. John Ratcliffe to be the US top spy. He managed to please GOP leaders with his questioning of Mr. Mueller on 7/24/2019 US Congressional hearing. Rep. Ratcliffe is rated as the most GOP conservative in the US House of Representatives.
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As per July 28, 2019 New York Times report, “Dan Coats Expected to Step Down as Intelligence Chief” by Julian E. Barnes and Maggie Haberman, “Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, is expected to step down in the coming days after spending his tenure at odds with President Trump over issues including Russia and Mr. Trump’s own attacks on the intelligence community, people familiar with the decision said on Sunday (7/28/2019).
“To replace him, the people said, the president was likely to tap Representative John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican and staunch defender of Mr. Trump. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, he sharply questioned Robert S. Mueller III, the former special counsel, at last week’s hearing.”
On July 28, 2019, Jonathan Swan of Axios penned the following report, “Scoop: Rep. John Ratcliffe favored to replace Dan Coats as DNI”
President Trump is expected to nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence, according to three sources familiar with the president’s deliberations.
Behind the scenes: Trump was thrilled by Ratcliffe’s admonishment of former special counsel Robert Mueller in last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. “The special counsel’s job, nowhere does it say that you were to conclusively determine Donald Trump’s innocence or that the special counsel report should determine whether or not to exonerate him,” Ratcliffe, a former prosecutor, said to Mueller.
Link to entire report: Scoop: Rep. John Ratcliffe favored to replace Dan Coats as DNI
See: Surprise, Surprise: Trump Can’t Legally Replace DNI Director Dan Coats With His Lackey
Gronda, like James Mattis, Dan Coats waa guilty of telling the truth, even if it offended the person does not know when the truth stops and the lies begin. So, Coats must go. Sad. Keith
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This is upsetting because the DNI Director Dan Coats was someone who we could trust to tell us the truth while being a competent professional..Now we’re going to be stuck with the equivalent of another AG William Barr who’ll be like another male Stepford wife.
Here’s what’s more troubling. one by one, President Trump is placing his male Stepford wives into key positions. This racist vermin in the White House can’t be gone fast enough for me.
Gronda, the term “male Stepford Wives” is apt. There are two books out now where Republican leaders have soured on Mike Pence who has become the biggest toadie of all.
Here is the test to become a member of Trump’s team. Can you say “Yes, Mr. President, I agree with you.”
Do you remember that famous televised cabinet meeting where every member but Mattis genuflected to the incumbent. It was sickening. Keith
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