Coats Out as National Intel Director, Clashed with Trump

Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, will leave his job after a turbulent two years in which he and the president were often at odds over Russian interference in the 2016 election.

  • Published 28 July 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, will leave his job next month, President Trump announced Sunday, after a turbulent two years in which Coats and the president were often at odds over Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump announced Coats’ departure as Aug. 15 in a tweet that thanked Coats for his service. He said he will nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, to the post and that he will name an… Read at AP News