Ratcliffe’s Audition During Mueller Hearings Pays Off

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 24: Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) questions former Special Counsel Robert Mueller as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 president... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 24: Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) questions former Special Counsel Robert Mueller as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the Rayburn House Office Building July 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mueller, along with former Deputy Special Counsel Aaron Zebley, will later testify before the House Intelligence Committee in back-to-back hearings on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 29, 2019 7:47 a.m.

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), President Donald Trump’s pick to replace DNI Dan Coats, may have clinched the nod during an aggressive performance at special counsel Robert Mueller’s hearings last week.

Sitting on both the House Intel and Judiciary Committees, Ratcliffe berated Mueller for putting Trump “below the law” by not presuming his innocence.

It’s not the first time Ratcliffe has used his committee positions to advocate for the President.

According to the Washington Post, he gleefully beat the dead horse of Hillary Clinton’s use of her private email account, along with insisting that the FBI is corrupted by bias. He has even floated that Russian meddling in 2016 somehow benefitted Clinton more than Trump.

He appeared on the Fox News on Sunday to applaud the President for having a “great week” as compared to the Democrats’ “train wreck.”

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