Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats is expected to leave his post in the coming days. The newspaper The New York Times reported on Sunday.
According to sources, the US President Donald Trump is likely to call John Ratcliffe A candidate for the post of Congressman from Texas. For the appointment of the head of the said Department, he will need to obtain the approval of American senators.
As the newspaper notes, Coats and Trump do not agree on many issues, in particular, with regard to Russia. The President of the USA repeatedly acted with criticism of the intelligence community of the United States.
Earlier this month, the news portal Axios reported that Trump intends to send Coats to resign. According to the portal, Trump in conversations with representatives of the inner circle expressed the opinion that the office of the Director of National Intelligence, created after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent reorganization of the US intelligence services, is an “unnecessary bureaucratic layer.” The Director of National Intelligence is considered to be the coordinator of all 16 US intelligence agencies.