House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in panic mode after President Donald Trump made a major nomination over the weekend.
Soon after Dan Coats from the Office of Director of Intelligence announced he will be stepping down, the president revealed that he will be nominating Texas GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe to lead the agency.
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This sent Pelosi over the edge, which was clear from her statement:
From Speaker.gov: Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump announced the departure of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats:
“The departure of DNI Coats is bad news for the security of America. As a Republican Senator from Indiana, a George W. Bush-appointed Ambassador to Germany and Director of National Intelligence, he was respected by those on both sides of the aisle as an American patriot.
“DNI Coats’ successor must put patriotism before politics, and remember that his oath is to protect the Constitution and the American people, not the President.”
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The president took to Twitter to make the announcement.
“I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Intelligence. A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves. Dan Coats, the current Director, will be leaving office on August 15th. I would like to thank Dan for his great service to our Country. The Acting Director will be named shortly,” Trump wrote.
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I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Intelligence. A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves. Dan Coats, the current Director, will….
Seems as if Pelosi is worried that Ratcliffe may uncover corruption and clean house from those who are against Trump’s agenda.
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Maybe Pelosi is worried because Ratcliffe vowed over the weekend to get to the bottom of the Obama administration spying on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
During an interview on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, Ratcliffe showed that he has a deep understanding of the Obama-era surveillance.
“In light of the disastrous testimony from Robert Mueller, you know, the Democrats paid a heavy price for bringing a reluctant witness to testify,” he said on.
He added: “They overplayed their hand and they did it in front of the American people on a national television audience and it was just a train wreck of a week for the Democrats and it was a great week for Donald Trump because of that.”
“The things that Bob Mueller said he didn’t know about and his team clearly didn’t look at — those are things that would be fair for Bill Barr and the Department of Justice to look at, because we know that things happened in the Obama administration that haven’t been