The Jury Talks Back

8/2/2019

Trump’s Pick For Director Of National Intelligence Will Remain In Congress

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dana @ 4:00 pm

[guest post by Dana]

President Trump made the announcement while simultaneously defending Ratcliffe and blaming the media:

Our great Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe is being treated very unfairly by the LameStream Media. Rather than going through months of slander and libel, I explained to John how miserable it would be for him and his family to deal with these people….

….John has therefore decided to stay in Congress where he has done such an outstanding job representing the people of Texas, and our Country. I will be announcing my nomination for DNI shortly.

Ratcliffe’s statement:

“I do not wish for a national security and intelligence debate surrounding my confirmation, however untrue, to become a purely political and partisan issue. The country we all love deserves that it be treated as an American issue.”

This comes on the heels of a report in the Washington Post which suggested that Ratcliffe’s level and scope of experience wasn’t quite what he had claimed.

Maybe Trump should consider Will Hurd as a replacement…

ADDED: Trump provides a fuller look at how he views the vetting process and how the media plays a part in it:

…on the South Lawn, he suggested coverage of his nominees was part of the vetting process.

“I get a name, I give it out to the press and you vet for me. A lot of time you do a very good job. Not always,” Trump told reporters. “If you look at the vetting process for the White House, it is very good, but you are part of the vetting process. I give out a name to the press and you vet for me, we save a lot of money that way.”

“But in the case of John, I really believe that he was being treated very harshly and very unfairly,” he added.

–Dana

1 Comment »

  1. The administration is finding a shortage of yes-men and toadies.

    Comment by Luke Stywalker — 8/3/2019 @ 1:00 am

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