Trump's Would-Be New Spy Chief Tried to Delete His Internet History and It Went About How You'd Expect - 2020-05-05

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F0.png Trump's Would-Be New Spy Chief Tried to Delete His Internet History and It Went About How You'd Expect May 5, 2020, Greg Walters, Vice News

WASHINGTON — President Trump's pick to lead U.S. intelligence, Rep. John Ratcliffe, appears to have scrubbed some of his most controversial boasts about his national security background from two websites around the time Trump nominated him to the post for a second time last winter.

If he does get the job as America's spymaster, Rep. Ratcliffe may want to consult U.S. intel experts about something called the "Wayback Machine" — which allows anyone with an internet connection to see how websites used to look, even after you've deleted the embarrassing stuff.

The apparent clean-up job marks the latest twist in Ratcliffe's scandal-prone quest to become Director of National Intelligence, which had appeared to collapse spectacularly last summer when questions emerged about Ratcliffe padding his national security resume with exaggerations about his time as a prosecutor east Texas, and about his reputation for dogged partisanship as a member of Congress.

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{{cite news | first = Greg | last = Walters | title = Trump's Would-Be New Spy Chief Tried to Delete His Internet History and It Went About How You'd Expect | url = https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/7kpz84/trumps-would-be-new-spy-chief-tried-to-delete-his-internet-history-and-it-went-about-how-youd-expect | work = Vice News | date = May 5, 2020 | accessdate = May 7, 2020 }}