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Vindman testified he was convinced Ukraine aid tied to Biden probe

Top White House Ukraine expert Alexander Vindman told congressional investigators he was convinced President Donald Trump was personally blocking $400 million in security aid to Ukraine to force that country to publicly announce an investigation into Joe Biden and his family, two sources present at the deposition 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.