Trump drops Rep. Ratcliffe as DNI pick


OVER TO GILLIAN.>>ALL RIGHT. GILLIAN: AS THE TRADE WAR BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CHINA IS HEATING UP, GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT CHINESE ATTACKS IN ESPIONAGE IN CYBERSPACE AGAINST THE UNITED STATES. LET’S BRING IN PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE CENTER FOR SECURITY POLICY AND FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL FRED FLEITZ. FRED, WE’RE GOING TO PICK YOUR BRAIN ON CYBER, BUT FIRST, WE’D BE REMISS IF WE DIDN’T ASK YOU ABOUT THE DNI SPOT. THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED JOHN RATCLIFFE IS STEPPING DOWN, TAKING HIMSELF OUT OF THE RUNNING. OUR SOURCES HERE ARE TELLING FOX NEWS THERE’S A WHOLE HOST OF NAMES, THE PRESIDENT’S GOING BACK TO DRAWING BOARD, LOOKING AT SOME FOLKS HE’S BEEN THINKING ABOUT FOR MONTHS, MAYBE JOE DUNFORD, WE’RE HEARING YOU’RE A CONTENDER. TELL US WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE ROLE.>>BY WAY OF FULL DISCLOSURE, I HAVE BEEN IN CONSIDERATION FOR THIS JOB. I THINK THE LEADING CANDIDATE IS PROBABLY PETE HOEKSTRA, THE FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE. HE’S A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE, HE WOULD BE A FABULOUS CHOICE. HE UNDERSTANDS HOW TO WORK WITH CONGRESS, UNDERSTANDS THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, AND HE HAS MY VOTE. GILLIAN: WOULD YOU BE A FABULOUS CHOICE?>>WELL, WE’LL SEE. IF I WAS ASKED, I’M AVAILABLE TO SERVE. I WAS JUST PRIVILEGED TO HAVE BEEN ASKED BY THE PRESIDENT, SO WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. GILLIAN: TELL US FOR FOLKS WHO DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THIS POSITION, IT’S A VERY SENIOR, IF NOT THE MOST SENIOR INTELLIGENCE POSITION IN THE GOVERNMENT, BUT IT FLIES MOSTLY UNDER THE RADAR. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THE DNI DOES.>>WELL, YOU KNOW, IT’S SORT OF AN UNKNOWN POSITION, AND IT IS A CONTROVERSIAL ONE. IT WAS CREATED BECAUSE THE PERCEPTION BY THE 9/11 COMMISSION THAT IF THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES HAD SHARED INFORMATION, THEY MAY HAVE STOPPED 9/11. SO THE DNI WAS SET UP TO COORDINATE THE SHARING OF INFORMATION. THE DNI IS ALSO THE PRESIDENT’S CHIEF INTELLIGENCE ADVISER, AND IT’S HIS RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THE PRESIDENT GETS THE MOST ACCURATE AND NONPARTISAN AND UNBIASED INTELLIGENCE POSSIBLE. HE IS TO MAKE SURE THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY SPEAKS TRUTH TO POWER. GILLIAN: HE’S LIKE THE GROUND TRUTH GUY. HE’S THE GUY THAT’S GOT TO GIVE THE PRESIDENT — OR SHE — THE BOTTOM LINE ABOUT WHAT INTELLIGENCE ANALYSTS ALL OVER THE GLOBE ARE REPORTING BACK HOME?>>HE’S SUPPOSED TO SAY, SUPPOSED TO MAKE SURE THEY GET THE MOST ACCURATE INTELLIGENCE. THE PROBLEM IS THE OFFICE OF THE DNI HAS EXPLODED IN SIZE SINCE IT WAS CREATED. IT HAS BECOME A 17TH INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WITH THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES, WITH A HUGE HEADQUARTERS IN VIRGINIA, AND THERE’S ALL KINDS OF BUREAUCRATS AND OFFICIALS. IT WASN’T SUPPOSED TO BE ANOTHER 17TH INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. THAT’S WHY THERE ARE BIPARTISAN CONCERNS ABOUT HOW LARGE IT IS. AND I KNOW THIS IS A CONCERN OF THE PRESIDENT AND OF THIS ADMINISTRATION TO TRY TO STREAMLINE THE OFFICE OF THE DNI SO IT WILL BE MORE EFFECTIVE. ILLINOIS JILL OCCASIONALLY WE HEAR MURMURS ABOUT, YOU KNOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS TO DO AWAY WITH THE POSITION ENTIRELY. IS THAT SOMETHING YOU COULD GET BEHIND?>>WELL, I MEAN, THAT’S NOT PRACTICAL BECAUSE THE DNI WAS CREATED BY LEGISLATION, BUT I THINK A LOT COULD BE DONE TO STREAMLINE IT AND GET RID OF DUPLICATION AND FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS IT INTENDED TO DO. IT WAS SUPPOSED TO SHARE INTELLIGENCE, BE THE PRESIDENT’S CHIEF INTELLIGENCE ADVISOR. BUT ALL THESE NEW BUREAUCRACIES SET UP WITHIN THE DNI, YOU KNOW, IF INTELLIGENCE IS BURE RACKTIZEDDED, IT AFFECTS OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. WE CAN’T GET STUFF DONE. IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THIS BE FIXED. GILLIAN: ONE OF THE ISSUES WE HEAR FROM OUR SECURITY EXPERTS HERE ALL THE TIME IN TERMS OF ISSUES THAT ARE IMPACTED BY BUREAUCRATIC INTELLIGENCE-MAKING IS CYBERSECURITY. IT’S PROBABLY, YOU KNOW, A TOP TIER ISSUE FOR WHOEVER THE NEXT DNI IS. CAN YOU TELL US YOUR SORT OF, WHAT YOU WOULD WORRY ABOUT MOST ON DAY ONE, DEALING WITH THE CYBER THREATS?>>IT’S CRUCIAL THAT PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF OUR ELECTIONS IS A PRIORITY OF THE DNI, AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S DONE A LOT ON THIS. THE PRESIDENT ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER LAST SEPTEMBER. AMBASSADOR BOLTON SAID IN NOVEMBER THAT WE’VE BEEN ENGAGED IN OVERT, OFFENSIVE CYBER ATTACKS — GILLIAN: CYBER STRATEGY HE ROLLED OUT.>>– TO DEFEND OUR ELECTIONS. MY CONCERN IS THE NEXT DNI HAS TO DEAL WITH AN INTELLIGENCE PROBABLY WAS WEAPONIZED DURING THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TO STOP PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM WINNING. AND I THINK THAT THERE HAVE TO BE PROCEDURES TO INSURE THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. GILLIAN: DO YOU FEEL LIKE THAT’S THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE ON THE TABLE RIGHT NOW?>>I THINK THAT’S AN IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR THE PRESIDENT. WHETHER YOU THINK THIS HAPPENED OR NOT, THERE HAVE TO BE VERY STRONG RULES THAT WHENEVER IT BECOMES NECESSARY FOR THE NSA TO SPY ON THE PERSONNEL OF A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, THERE’S A VERY HIGH THRESHOLD TO DO THAT. CONGRESS HAS TO BE NOTIFIED. AND IF INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS ARE ASKED TO DO SOMETHING UNETHICAL, SUCH AS DOING THAT, THEY BETTER REPORT THAT TO — GILLIAN: I MEAN, THAT TAKES A LOT OF TIME AND ENERGY. I’M NOT SAYING IT’S NOT IMPORTANT, BUT IS THERE TIME TO LOOK BACKWARDS WHEN 2020 IS SO FAST APPROACHING? WOULDN’T YOU BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT SAFEGUARDING FUTURE ELECTIONS?>>WE HAVE TO DO BOTH. WE DEFINITELY HAVE TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF OUR ELECTION BUT, LOOK, THERE ARE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO THINK THAT OUR INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WAS USED AGAINST THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN. WE NEED RULES IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE THAT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN TO ANOTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. WE NEED TO TELL THE EXISTING DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BE SPIED ON BY THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. I THINK WE REALLY HAVE TO MAKE SURE OF THAT.




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  1. The dems are gonna take this video and use it to make the guy say they did what he is clearly saying they didnt do i love and hate editing GOD BLESS AMERICA

  2. Hahabahahh, Another display of Ineptness and Incompetence by your Imbecile President…..This Moron is too low IQ to be President, let's be Honest

  3. ITS NOT A PERCEPTION YOU FOOL!🤯 THEY COULDNT SHARE INFORMATION BECAUSE IT WAS AGAINT THE LAWTO SHARE INFORMATION! A LAW THAT THE CONGRESS PASSED!- THE FBI HAD BEEN FOLLOWING THESE TERRORISTS AND KNEW EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM!😱 KEEP LIEING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!😱

  4. POTUS TRUMP IS INNOCENT. WE THE PEOPLE AND HIM AND HIS TEAM WILL DRAIN THE RADICALIZED DIRTY SWAMP. THE RADICAL RATS ARE THE CRIMINALS WHO NEED
    IMPEACHMENT AND NEED TO BE REMOVE FROM THEIR JOBS. WE THE PEOPLE
    DEMAND LIBS RATS FROM BOTH SIDES LEAVE THEIR POSITION NOW! QUIT ASSAULTING OUR LEGALLY ELECTED POTUS TRUMP. WE THE PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS READY FOR YOU RATS. STOP PUSHING THE ENVELOP.

  5. POTUS TRUMP IS INNOCENT. WE THE PEOPLE AND HIM AND HIS TEAM WILL DRAIN THE RADICALIZED DIRTY SWAMP. THE RADICAL RATS ARE THE CRIMINALS WHO NEED
    IMPEACHMENT AND NEED TO BE REMOVE FROM THEIR JOBS. WE THE PEOPLE
    DEMAND LIBS RATS FROM BOTH SIDES LEAVE THEIR POSITION NOW! QUIT ASSAULTING OUR LEGALLY ELECTED POTUS TRUMP. WE THE PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS READY FOR YOU RATS. STOP PUSHING THE ENVELOP.

  6. why are they disabling comments on all the recent stuff in elpaso and now ohio? Why is fox being like mainstream media?? Something weird is going on. now another in ohio which is distracting us from the news we should be getting on the dems

  7. The people want Donald Trump…. because Obama make America second
    And trump wanna United states first again

  8. Have you noticed fox news disables all comments on the shootings. They cannot stand that a WHITE Racist has killed people of color. THis is not the company line so they disable comments. What a news organization!!! Only in Trumps country do we allow this.

  9. So why you got the comments disabled on the videos of the racist that went on a killing spree? Is it because the president is the reason he did it? Or is it because he did what you want people to do and went after brown people? You fear monger these dumbass people who watch fox news into being scared of everybody except the people who keep committing mass shootings…anyone involved in fox news deserves to be curbstomped

  10. I want to people know that Microsoft is blocking any video that have something about President Trump and We will built the wall. They wont sent them.

  11. REPUBLICANS ARE NOW SLAUGHTERING US IN ACTS OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM.. THE FBI NOW SAYS DEEP STATE CONSPIRACY THEORIES ARE A THREAT IN AMERICA…

  12. GENERAL FLYNN IS A GREAT, SUPER-DUPER CHOICE!!! HE WULD BE THE BIGGEST, MEANEST, GREATEST GREAT WHITE SHARK AGAINST AMERICA’S ENEMIES!!!

  13. 13 hours of white violence in Texas and Ohio the president's talking about Baltimore when we should have been worried about Ohio and Texas where the white nationalists are out killing the president's base killing folks they're at it again

  14. DNI should have one location in Washington to monitor and collaborate with FBI & CIA and report to the President, no need for 17 locations, I'm against it. The cost is enormous and the size of it will cause politically distress.

  15. Yea Ratcliffe was already in service in the right place… but did he reject the offer or did Guliani talk Trump out of the pick. To be a fly on the wall ahy…

  16. the DNI's job is to tell the PRESIDENT the most ACCURATE INTELLIGENCE without any partisanship. BOY OH BOY did DAN COATS ever fail at his JOB!!

  17. **WARNING WARNING WARNING**
    Fake comments are being placed here by paid groups of people typing in comments. These are not real comments from individuals. They are efforts to influence public opinion. It is sad when you think about it. DON’T FALL FOR IT.

  18. Bullsh!t. This was James Clapper's job. The dumbest guy that could ever pop on your TV screen. Ratcliffe was talked out of that by people who wants a dumb puppet like Clapper to replace Coats, another puppet.

  19. The US intel community would have never accepted a congress person to run the agency ….ESPECIALLY A REPUBLICAN.! That was a no brainer ,they would have physically destroyed the congressman personally maybe even harming his wife and kids. POTUS knew that and advised him not to pursue it. There are VERY DARK FORCES in our intel community ……those same dark forces that took off the head of a US president in 63 and blamed it on a lone right wing gunman as they are currently doing today in el paso and ohio would have went nuclear if Trump went tru with it. They don't want to be discovered……

  20. Dunno… at this point, if I'm not familiar with a nominee, or, the nominee has been in government longer than the President, then I'm probably against it. I'm still non-partisan, as in not democrat or republican, and I could be in favor of a democrat. Trouble is, my trust in the left is so eroded that I have to consciously pay attention to them. To those that would question my trust of conservatives, I know there are plenty on the right that need to be flushed out. The last three years of paying attention is why I trust the left less than the right.

  21. We have a big problem, trump just went on air saying he vets top officials thru the media, to save money. Does anyone have a problem with this?? Risking our saftey just to go on tv and say i did something that the world doesnt despise or laugh at????

  22. Lindsey Grahams feelings about Trump 3 years ago summed it up beautifly,Trump is Shallow,says the worst things possible about Imagrants,doesn't know how laws work,he's a race baiting xenophobic,religious bigot,jackass 👍

  23. Despicable and deceitful Republicans you will end up in HELL! for lying and killing!, for stealing!, for excusing racism!, for never ever telling the truth!!! You are Satanists you’re more criminal more anti-Christian than any political movement on earth this century has ever witness. Trump and all trump supporters are evil an inhuman.. hypocrites! Enough is enough! LOCK HIM UP! Lock you all up! Trump supporters are wicked and vile.

  24. All of it needs to be streamlined and that means get rid of the top heads heads on the scroll there’s only one way to do this because these people on the higher echelon are in there and we didn’t vote them in if they have different views than what the president has they may choose sides that is not the way this government works they are supposed be working for us not against us keep that in mind the Constitution gives the president the right to get rid of anybody that’s the way it should happen Chuck Schumer be damned Nancy Pelosi be

  25. This guy Fred Fleitz is a proponent of putting "rules in place" so that "this never happens again." There already ARE rules in place and they've been ignored! Unless people go to prison this WILL happen again and again and again.

  26. The DNI is not working . To share ! ya right ! by the time it gets to DNI its all messed up ! no one wants to share ! put them all in a room and make them work together ! A bunch of children out of control ! THAT MEANS EVERY ONE !

  27. Get rid of the FBI, CIA and the DNI and make one agency. They trip all over their own feet and each other and with only one we could save 2/3 of the money .

  28. POTUS,. GET RID OF 16 OF THE DNI AND KEEP 1 HONEST ONE., A LOT OF SIFTING TO BE DONE., HALF ARE PROLLY DEEP STATE LEFTIST.,

  29. Hillary is gong to prison!  Pelosi has Alzheimer's and is a traitor to the country.    CNN and MSNBC are symbolisms for lies, hate, bigotry, and hypocrisy and the insects that work there are GRIFTERS.

  30. Honestly, this is a gross example of leftist insanity! The man sits there with a fake smile, the reporter talks about Ratcliffe stepping down and the Title reads "Trump drops Rep. Ratcliffe". This is subversion at it's best. I would not trust this man farther than I could throw him and I'm thinking Fox is in the Hall of shame for this.

  31. Shameful that NC rep. Burr turns his back again on his party.
    About time to get this deadbeat out of his office.
    Apparently hes just a member of the swamp loading his pockets with taxpayer paid kickbacks.

  32. White Christian terrorism is big problem in the west. Something must be done about this white scourge…

  33. If ground truth is a requirement' bull peep' on that.. otherwise the whole of the glinton obumer deep state swamp dwelling treasonous gangsters would have been silenced along with their seeds that pose as Republicans.. and their support known as the fake newsters'along with their gumby wannabes liars fraudsters and hoaxters like smollet and company that have been protected by gang member Obama' what a disgrace' as Mr Trumps wisdom would say..

  34. Fox stop disabling comments on your videos. Thumbs down all videos, until the cnn wing of fox changes this practice.
    MAGA2020

  35. Thank goodness for Ratcliff.

    He was about to suffocate with his nose so far up the 'hyuuuge' anal passage of the most holy Cheetoh.

    A life was saved today. The life of a Rat.

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