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.”
….coincides with the retirement of Dan Coats. A new Acting Director of National Intelligence will be named shortly.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2019
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.