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Trump throws Hoekstra, Ratcliffe in the mix for DNI post


Added 02-25-20 04:29:01pm EST - “President Trump is now considering U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra and Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe as candidates to be the next Director of National Intelligence, according to sources familiar with the process.” - Foxnews.com

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President Trump is now considering U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra and Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe as candidates to be the next director of National Intelligence, according to sources familiar with the process.

Trump has said he has four to five candidates he is considering for the cabinet-level post, which has been headed by two acting directors since Dan Coats stepped down last August. Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Joseph Maguire served as acting DNI until he resigned earlier this month.

Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, was appointed last week by Trump to serve as acting DNI. Grenell is an outspoken Trump loyalist with a large conservative following on Twitter and also the first openly gay person to serve in a cabinet-level position.

The news of Trump considering Hoekstra and Ratcliffe added two more names to a growing list of candidates to fill the position.

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