US Senate approves Coats for director of national intelligence

US Senate approves Coats for director of national intelligence

Coats, 73, replaces James Clapper, who retired as President Barack Obama left office in January. Dan Coats as director of national intelligence with an 85-12 vote, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Dan Coats for national intelligence director. He was a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee before leaving office early this year.

The Director of National Intelligence serves as the head of the Intelligence Community, overseeing and directing the implementation of the National Intelligence Program.

The committee voted 13-2 in favor of former Indiana Sen.

Burr says he's confident his former Republican colleague will help the intelligence community face a wide range of challenges.

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Donnelly said in a statement that Coats "is eminently qualified for this new role, and I trust he will remain clear-eyed about the threats facing our nation, including Russian attempts to undermine our democracy". McMaster's predecessor, Michael Flynn, was asked to resign after misleading senior administration officials, including Vice-President Mike Pence, about the nature of his contacts during the transition period with Russia's ambassador to the United States.

Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee seemed confident in Trump's choice.

"That information is critical to the central premise of smart intelligence policy: Security and liberty are not mutually exclusive, and Americans deserve both", Wyden said. "Our nation will be well served, again, by his leadership".

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