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Dan Coats feels 'so bad' for successor as Ukraine drama ramps up

Former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Tuesday said he feels "so bad" for acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, who stepped into the role just as a whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump launched an escalating political controversy.

Top intel official interrupted meeting to urge his deputy to resign

The country's No. 2 intelligence official, Sue Gordon, knew it was likely she would have to eventually step down from her post, but the timing of that decision became more urgent on Thursday after her boss -- outgoing spy chief Dan Coats -- interrupted a meeting she was holding on election security and asked his deputy to submit her letter of resignation, sources familiar with the events told CNN.

Spy chief debacle sends Trump back to drawing board

The White House has gone back to the drawing board in its search for a new nominee to be the nation's top intelligence official after President Donald Trump's first choice, Rep. John Ratcliffe, abruptly withdrew from consideration last week.

GOP senators give tepid response to Trump's pick for spy chief

President Donald Trump's choice of Rep. John Ratcliffe to replace respected former Sen. Dan Coats as director of national intelligence in one of the most powerful and sensitive jobs in government has received a tepid response from Republican senators, signaling the Texas Republican,

Trump nominates John Ratcliffe to head US intel community

President Donald Trump's nomination of John Ratcliffe to replace Dan Coats as the next Director of National Intelligence would launch a lawmaker with less than five years national experience under his belt to the pinnacle of US espionage in one of the most powerful and sensitive jobs in government.

Coats to step down, Trump tweets

Dan Coats will step down as the director of national intelligence on August 15, President Donald Trump announced Sunday in a tweet, a departure that marks the most recent chapter in Trump's tense and puzzling relationship with the US intelligence community.

US spy chief names first election security coordinator

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has created a new role to coordinate the US intelligence community's efforts to counter threats to election security amid rampant criticism that the various agencies' efforts are not coordinated well enough.