The move places a loyalist atop the intelligence agencies that the president has long battled.
Trump is expected to name Richard Grenell, the American ambassador to Germany, to be the acting director of national intelligence, NYT reports. The move would place a Trump loyalist atop the intel agencies long viewed skeptically by the White House. https://t.co/UVyzn475Me
😳 Grenell is...still going to be ambassador to Germany while serving as acting DNI. He’s also Trump’s special envoy to Kosovo and Serbia as @nahaltoosi notes. https://t.co/rcf230EIup https://t.co/Lj8O64LAwf
News - President Trump expected to tap Ric Grenell for ODNI https://t.co/zZlkhBIfWT
That would be a disastrous choice...so I assume Don will do it. https://t.co/AjelNk5OYU
Trump Expected to Name @RichardGrenell as Acting Head of Intelligence The move would place a Trump loyalist atop the intelligence agencies long viewed skeptically by the White House. Grenell is currently serving as US Ambassador to Germany https://t.co/aU84fKKCak
This is not just historic but it’s also a tremendous decision. @RichardGrenell is not just a fantastic person, he makes me extremely confident that no stone will be left unturned to give our President the best intelligence possible to make decisions with. https://t.co/WT1M5tfZ0R
Tapping @RichardGrenell to be acting DNI, Trump has a vocal loyalist to oversee the intelligence community in the aftermath of the whistleblower complaint. https://t.co/Wfeoq7OYgL
Trump Expected to Name Richard Grenell as Acting Head of Intelligence https://t.co/Pmqr2TKPCk
Trump elevates Twitter troll to DNI https://t.co/ktPKdtT5i8
Grenell is the one who personally worked out the deal with Ecuador to have Julian Assange arrested, even though he was the ambassador to Germany and not the U.K. or Ecuador. He did this on Trump’s orders. https://t.co/PPxd8ZTsFL
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