Trump nominates Ratcliffe as new DNI

  • President Donald Trump has nominated Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, (left) to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence.
    President Donald Trump has nominated Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, (left) to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence.
By Miranda Oglesby | Mount Pleasant Tribune President Donald Trump announced Sunday his nomination of U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, to replace Dan Coats as the director of national intelligence (DNI). Coats will officially step down on Aug. 15. Ratcliffe was elected to the state’s 4th Congressional District in 2014 after successfully challenging the late Ralph Hall, R-Rockwall. The…

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