‘Investigate the Investigators’ Phase Of Biggest Political Scandal In History Moving Into High Gear: Trump nominates new Director of Intelligence
President Trump has nominated Rep. John Ratcliffe, a former US Attorney who is also a master of the details of the attempted plot to oust Trump, as Director of National Intelligence. This signals that the “investigate the investigators” phase of the biggest political scandal in history is kicking into high gear.
With Ratcliffe spearheading the effort to look deep into the entire intelligence community, The American Thinker reports “the stonewalling should be constrained if not stopped.” Ratcliffe knows how to flip witnesses with threats of prosecution, and knows agents in the Department of Justice who can carry out the threats of prosecution on lower-level people incriminated in the cabal’s plot to overturn an election and carry out a coup d’etat against a duly elected President:
President Trump tweeted out that he will nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence, with Coats leaving August 15th.
I am pleased to announce that highly respected Congressman John Ratcliffe of Texas will be nominated by me to be the Director of National Intelligence. A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves. Dan Coats, the current Director, will….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2019
Axios reports that President Trump was thrilled by Ratcliffe’s admonishment of former special counsel Robert Mueller in last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. “The special counsel’s job, nowhere does it say that you were to conclusively determine Donald Trump’s innocence or that the special counsel report should determine whether or not to exonerate him,” Ratcliffe, a former prosecutor, said to Mueller.
The director of national intelligence serves as an overseer of the U.S. intelligence community and a close adviser to the president and National Security Council, producing each day’s top-secret Presidential Daily Brief.
What is crucial to remember is that Ratcliffe not only has been a pit bull going after the conspirators in hearings, he is a former prosecutor, the former US Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, a huge and very important district. With him calling the shots on the entire intelligence community, the stonewalling should be constrained if not stopped. Ratcliffe knows how the flip witnesses with threats of prosecution, and knows people in the Department of Justice who can carry out the threats of prosecution on lower-level people incriminated in the cabal’s plot to overturn an election and carry out a coup d’etat.
Incidentally, Ratcliffe’s congressional seat in the 4th District of Texas is completely safe for the GOP. So, moving Ratcliffe into an executive branch post will not jeopardize the GOP’s attempt to retake a House majority.
Rumors have long been swirling that Dan Coats was not cooperating with the declassifying of critical documents long sought to expose members of the establishment involved.