August 3, 2019 | From Fox News
[Earlier this week it was reported that President Trump’s nomination for Director of National Intelligence to replace Dan Coats, was Republican Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe. After a few days of sitting on that process, President Trump announced that Ratcliffe will NOT be the next Director of National Intelligence after all. Our earlier article featured a profile on Ratcliffe as the nominee. As we watch for who the actual nominee will be, join us in praying.]
Trump said Ratcliffe withdrew after realizing how difficult his senate confirmation process would be.
“I explained to John how miserable it would be for him and his family to deal with these people,” Trump said. “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 has emerged as a staunch ally of the president in Congress, criticizing House Democrats for continuing to investigate for Trump, even after special counsel Robert Mueller failed to find evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.
‘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,” Ratcliffe said. “I was humbled and honored that the President put his trust in me to lead our nation’s intelligence operations and remain convinced that when confirmed, I would have done so with the objectivity, fairness and integrity that our intelligence agencies need and deserve.”
Before withdrawing, Ratcliffe had been set to replace former Republican Indiana Sen. Dan Coats, who served as Director of National Intelligence for the first two and a half years of Trump’s presidency.
(Excerpted from The Daily Caller, article by William Davis.)