Republican Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe will replace Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence (DNI) after months of issues between President Donald Trump and the intelligence community.
Trump announced Sunday that Ratcliffe would replace Coats, whose last day in office will be August 15, according to Trump’s tweet. Trump and Coats have publicly butted heads during the latter’s two-year tenure as DNI.
The president has been toying with the idea of getting rid of Coats for months, sources familiar with the situation previously told the Daily Caller.
“A former U.S. Attorney, John will lead and inspire greatness for the Country he loves,” Trump tweeted Sunday.