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Coronavirus: Senators question Trump’s intelligence nominee in confirmation hearing

The US senators pressed Donald Trump’s nominee to lead US intelligence on Tuesday on whether he would act independently of the president on hot-button issues like the origins of the coronavirus in China, as lawmakers held the first socially-distanced hearing during the coronavirus pandemic.Both Republicans and Democrats at the Senate Intelligence committee’s confirmation hearing wanted to know how Representative John Ratcliffe would manage pressure from Trump, a president who has often been at odds with the intelligence community.The three-term House member, who fervently supported Trump during impeachment repeatedly pledged to act independently.“The intelligence I deliver will not be subject to …read more

Source:: Al Arabiya


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