Trump pick for national intelligence director is withdrawing

President Donald Trump’s pick for national intelligence director, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, withdrew from consideration Friday amid concerns in Congress about his experience and qualifications. The move, coming just five days after Trump announced plans to nominate Ratcliffe, underscored the uncertainty over his confirmation prospects. The announcement leaves the intelligence community without a permanent, Senate-confirmed leader at a time when the U.S. government is grappling with North Korea’s nuclear capabilities, the prospect of war with Iran and the anticipated efforts of Russia or other foreign governments to interference in the American political system.

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