Trump Announces Deputy DNI Director Sue Gordon’s Resignation

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats arrive to brief members of the so-called 'Gang of Eight' at the U.S. Capitol May 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. The bipartisan group of senators and representatives requested a briefing from the intelligence officials about the FBI's use of a confidential intelligence source in the Russia investigation. The "Gang of Eight" consists of the top Republican and Democratic members of the House and Senate intelligence committee as well as congressional leaders from both parties.
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President Donald Trump announced Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon’s resignation on Thursday.

“I have gotten to know Sue over the past 2 years and have developed great respect for her,” Trump tweeted. “Sue has announced she will be leaving on August 15, which coincides with the retirement of Dan Coats.”

Trump had announced near the end of July that DNI Director Dan Coates was stepping down. The President had planned on replacing Coates with Trump loyalist Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), then abruptly dropped him last week.

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