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Dan Coats feels 'so bad' for successor as Ukraine drama ramps up

Former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Tuesday said he feels "so bad" for acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, who stepped into the role just as a whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump launched an escalating political controversy.

Top intel official interrupted meeting to urge his deputy to resign

The country's No. 2 intelligence official, Sue Gordon, knew it was likely she would have to eventually step down from her post, but the timing of that decision became more urgent on Thursday after her boss -- outgoing spy chief Dan Coats -- interrupted a meeting she was holding on election security and asked his deputy to submit her letter of resignation, sources familiar with the events told CNN.

Spy chief debacle sends Trump back to drawing board

The White House has gone back to the drawing board in its search for a new nominee to be the nation's top intelligence official after President Donald Trump's first choice, Rep. John Ratcliffe, abruptly withdrew from consideration last week.

GOP senators give tepid response to Trump's pick for spy chief

President Donald Trump's choice of Rep. John Ratcliffe to replace respected former Sen. Dan Coats as director of national intelligence in one of the most powerful and sensitive jobs in government has received a tepid response from Republican senators, signaling the Texas Republican,

Trump nominates John Ratcliffe to head US intel community

President Donald Trump's nomination of John Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as the next Director of National Intelligence would launch a lawmaker with less than five years national experience under his belt to the pinnacle of US espionage in one of the most powerful and sensitive jobs in government.

Coats to step down, Trump tweets

Dan Coats will step down as the director of national intelligence on August 15, President Donald Trump announced Sunday in a tweet, a departure that marks the most recent chapter in Trump's tense and puzzling relationship with the US intelligence community.

US spy chief names first election security coordinator

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has created a new role to coordinate the US intelligence community's efforts to counter threats to election security amid rampant criticism that the various agencies' efforts are not coordinated well enough.

White House braces for shakeup over Coats

White House officials have begun to have preliminary discussions about replacing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats amid concerns that President Donald Trump may soon dismiss him, two senior administration officials told CNN, despite the President's public denial he's considering the move.

Trump: Time ‘will prove me right' on split with intel chiefs

President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that his intelligence chiefs, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA Director Gina Haspel, told him that they were misquoted when they publicly contradicted him during public on-camera testimony.

Schumer asks intel chiefs to educate Trump

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called President Donald Trump's criticism of US intelligence leaders' security assessments a threat to the public's trust in national security in a letter to Trump's intelligence chiefs Wednesday.

Trump singled out Dan Coats in morning rant

President Donald Trump seethed Wednesday morning as he watched the highlights of his intelligence chiefs testifying on Capitol Hill and singled out Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats by name during his morning rant, two people with knowledge of the outburst tell CNN.

Intel chief warns Russia will target 2020 elections

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said the intelligence community successfully protected the US election infrastructure in the 2018 elections, but warned the 2020 election will be another target for Russia and other foreign countries that are likely to use new tactics to target US elections.

US intelligence warn of threats from new, old foes

US intelligence agencies are grappling with the "most complex and diverse threats ever seen" from a host of adversaries, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday while unveiling his office's new National Intelligence Strategy.

Intelligence agencies see no sign midterms were compromised

The intelligence community has not found any indication that US election infrastructure was compromised during this year's midterm elections, but countries like Russia, China and Iran continued to target the US with influence and messaging campaigns meant to further their strategic interests, the director of national intelligence said Friday.

List of officials denying they wrote the NYT op-ed grows

The highest-ranking officials in the Trump administration are publicly denying they or their offices authored the infamous anonymous op-ed in The New York Times, an indication of how deeply the episode has shaken the White House.

Trump's intel chief still doesn't 'fully understand' Putin meeting

It has been more than two weeks since President Donald Trump met one-on-one with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, but Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats admitted Thursday that he is still does not know the details of what was said during the sit-down.

Intelligence chief: He didn't mean 'to be disrespectful' about Trump's Putin invite

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats issued a statement Saturday saying that he did not mean "to be disrespectful or criticize the actions" of President Donald Trump during a recent interview in which he appeared surprised to learn that the White House had decided to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington in the fall.