Trump’s Embattled Pick for Intel Chief Drops Out of Nomination
President Trump on Friday announced that his flailing nominee for director of national intelligence has dropped out of consideration.
“Our great Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe is being treated very unfairly by the LameStream Media,” the president tweeted. “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.”
“While I am and will remain very grateful to the President for his intention to nominate me as Director of National Intelligence, I am withdrawing from consideration,” the congressman tweeted shortly thereafter.
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