Then-Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was forced out after refusing to water down the language so it might not enrage the president.
These are the questions for Congress to pursue in its impeachment inquiry.
Joseph Maguire is the acting director of national intelligence, and his political skills are being put to the test.
Trump called John Ratcliffe a "brilliant" man amid concerns that the Texas Republican is unqualified and would put Trump's interests over the nation's.
GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe gets a big thumbs down from Senate Intelligence Committee member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).
The president plans to nominate Texas GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe to replace Coats as intelligence director.
"Highly sensitive classified information ... if publicly released would put our national security at risk,” Coats said in a statement.
Coats issued a statement to control the damage from his "admittedly awkward response" to Trump's announcement.
The director of national intelligence learned the president invited Putin to the White House during a Q&A discussion at the Aspen Security Forum.
Coats had publicly rebuked Trump earlier this week for dismissing U.S. intelligence reports on Russian President Vladimir Putin.