JD Sat, 01/07/2017 - 11:37

Trump cleaning out CIA

President-elect Donald Trump nominated former Indiana Senator Dan Coats as U.S. director of national intelligence, giving the retired lawmaker oversight of the spy agencies that have drawn skepticism from Trump.

Coats, 73, probably would face close questioning by both Republicans and Democrats about how he views the intelligence community’s conclusions that Russia hacked Democratic Party computer systems in order to meddle in the U.S. presidential campaign, which Trump has repeatedly questioned. The current director of national intelligence, James Clapper, who briefed Trump on Friday, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies now have “very high” confidence in their assessment.

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Ron Aldof's picture

Really do not like this appointment.
Coats has been part of the swamp.

I'm giving Trump a chance to prove he isn't a War Hawk neocon.

Libera_me's picture

Here are the most recent choices for cabinet positions:
Frankly, I like Sessions and Carson, but don't know enough about the others to say too much: Sessions' information on NDAA vote -

John Bolton, a former Bush appointee, may be off the list for Deputy Secretary of State. We can keep the pressure on to prevent him from obtaining any position:

We can also prevent Coats from getting nominated. but we need to let both our senators and President Trump know why we don't want him in the position. Feel free to join me in informing Downsize DC of the nomination and why it would be a bad one for liberty, they may start a campaign opposing Coats, as they have John Bolton..

Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and the needy.~~ Prov.30: 8 & 9

learnfromfounders's picture

I agree.. A lot of his appointees are a joke as far as draining the swamp... Starting to look like one swamp creature replacing another...And all these GoldmanSachs appointees! So much for audit and ending the FED..