The Latest: Trump names new performing intelligence director

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The Latest: Trump names new performing intelligence director

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s decide for nationwide intelligence director (all occasions native):

7:25 p.m.

President Donald Trump has named Joseph Maguire, the present director of the National Counterterrorism Center, as performing nationwide intelligence director.

In a tweet Thursday, Trump says Maguire has had a protracted and distinguished profession within the army, retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2010.

Trump says Maguire had management roles all through his profession, together with commander of Naval Special Warfare Command. He has additionally served as a fellow at Harvard University.

Maguire turns into performing director on Aug. 15, the identical day present National Intelligence Director Dan Coats’ resignation takes impact.

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6:35 p.m.

Sue Gordon, the present deputy director of nationwide intelligence, has introduced she is leaving her put up on the identical day that Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats’ resignation takes impact.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees 17 U.S. intelligence companies, has been in upheaval since Coats, who had bumped elbows with Trump, introduced that he would resign efficient Aug. 15.

Gordon, who has been working within the intelligence subject for 3 many years, has determined to stroll out the door the identical day.

Earlier this month, the president nominated Texas GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe, however he eliminated himself from consideration after simply 5 days amid criticism about his lack of intelligence expertise and {qualifications} for the job.

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