(Right Country) – Over the last few months, acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, has been quietly waging war on the Deep State.
He has been reforming the intelligence community from within, while declassifying key documents that have exposed the extent to which the Obama intelligence communities colluded to frame General Michael Flynn.
While Grenell stepped down over the weekend, making way for the new DNI, thankfully, it doesn’t appear that declassifying is going to end any time soon.
On Tuesday, former GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe was sworn in after being confirmed by the Senate last week.
He is taking over for Grenell, who served as acting DNI while also serving as ambassador to Germany.
Ratcliffe was confirmed 49-44 by the Senate last week. While he was initially nominated for the position in 2019, he ended up withdrawing his name after criticism over his qualifications for the position emerged, Just the News reports.
Ratcliffe recently told CBS News’ Catherine Herridge: “I haven’t served in an intelligence agency. I think that bringing a different kind of experience today is really going to be vitally important. You know all of the experience in the world isn’t helpful without judgment, and I think what we’ve seen is that some of our most experienced intelligence official have gotten it wrong with respect to important issues.”
The role of Director of National Intelligence oversees the federal government’s 17 intelligence agencies.
He was confirmed by a GOP Senate that is confident in his capacity to fill the role.
“Director Ratcliffe understands this responsibility, and I am confident that he will fulfill all the roles assigned to the DNI with integrity,” said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
Ratcliffe, who has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, assured the members of the Senate during his hearing that he would protect intelligence community whistleblowers while also delivering information free of bias.
Just the News notes:
“Grenell has made waves during his tenure by working with the Justice Department and Attorney General William Barr to declassify a number of documents pertaining to the Russia investigation that had until recently been held up by Congress and a number of other factors.”