Despite Opposition, John Ratcliffe Confirmed For Top Intelligence Post - 2020-05-21

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F97.png Despite Opposition, John Ratcliffe Confirmed For Top Intelligence Post May 21, 2020, Greg Myre, National Public Radio

Despite Democratic opposition, the Republican majority in the Senate on Thursday confirmed U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, as the new director of national intelligence, overseeing all 17 intelligence agencies.

With the 49-44 vote along party lines, Ratcliffe becomes the fourth person to hold the job in less than a year.

He takes over at a sensitive moment. U.S.-China tensions are rising over the coronavirus pandemic, and many in the national security community say they are certain that Russia again will attempt to interfere in the U.S. presidential election this fall.

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