Senate confirms John Ratcliffe as new US spy chief

Republican ally of Trump takes control of sprawling US intelligence agencies after partisan purge of top officials. President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next United States spy chief, John Ratcliffe, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday. The Senate…

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Trump fires watchdog who triggered his impeachment

Michael Atkinson was the first to inform Congress about anonymous Ukraine complaint that led to Trump’s impeachment. President Donald Trump has fired the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that triggered his impeachment. Trump informed…

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