Liberal Democrats, Media Froth at Trump’s Naming Ratcliffe To Replace Coats as DNI
July 30, 2019(EIRNS)—The New York Times yesterday published an article “revealing” that the real reason Dan Coats “quit” as President Donald Trump’s Director of National Intelligence (DNI) is because the White House suppressed his reports about purported “Russian interference” in the 2018 U.S. elections. Newsweek similarly ran a splashy article about “Fox News analyst” Mary Anne March (who actually turns out to have been a senior adviser to then-Sen. John Kerry) warning that the appointment of Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) to replace Coats “is Trump locking down the intelligence community for his purposes, not national security purposes,” suggesting darkly that the President “appeared to be consolidating his control over the U.S. intelligence community.” To prove how biased Ratcliffe is, Newsweek quoted him as saying during the July 24 Mueller hearings:
“So Americans need to know this, as they listen to the Democrats and socialists on the other side of the aisle, as they do dramatic readings from this report: that Volume 2 of this report [on obstruction] was not authorized under the law to be written. It was written to a legal standard that does not exist at the Justice Department. And it was written in violation of every DOJ principle about extra-prosecutorial commentary.”
While defending Trump, Ratcliffe did, however, give credence to the lie that Russia “meddled” in the U.S. elections—a lie which the liberal Democrats totally endorse.