New: A law says Sue Gordon, the deputy DNI & a veteran intel pro, should be acting spy chief after Coats departs and as Senate weighs Ratcliffe nom. But Trump intends to block her, raising possibility she will resign to avoid being fired. w/
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler.
NYT matches our scoop from this morning -- that the WH has asked ODNI for a list of its top officials -- and adds that the WH is expected to keep Sue Gordon from becoming acting DNI /
Trump Won’t Let No. 2 Spy Chief Take Over When Coats Leaves
The White House is going to block Sue Gordon (who is highly respected) from taking taking the role of acting director of national intelligence once Dan Coats leaves This comes after POTUS would not allow Gordon to deliver a a recent intelligence briefing.
.⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ report on latest around who becomes acting DNI when Coats leaves.