director of national intelligence
Avril Haines said the U.S. would address the phenomenon “not just to protect national security for America, but to protect human security around the world.”
The Senate's voted 84-10 to confirm Avril Haines as the president's director of national intelligence, after having three Democratic senators sworn into office.
President Trump's top intelligence officer, John Ratcliffe, abruptly halted in-person briefings to Congress despite evidence that Russia is trying to help Trump win reelection.
Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff called the decision a “betrayal of the public’s right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy.”
The Senate backed Ratcliffe's nomination by 49 to 44, amid stiff opposition from Democrats.
Last week, the Director of National Intelligence said there was no evidence that the virus was manmade or genetically modified.
The U.S. envoy to Germany will step down when the Senate confirms a permanent national intelligence director, the White House said.
In August, the president had withdrawn his previous nomination of the Texas GOP congressman to the post.
Apparently no one checked with Georgia GOP Rep. Doug Collins before the president floated his name to reporters.
President Donald Trump is reportedly infuriated by reports that Russia is tampering to get him reelected.