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Feb. 19, 2020, 6:29 p.m. EST

Trump names Richard Grenell acting director of national intelligence

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By Robert Schroeder

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said in a tweet he is naming Richard Grenell, the current U.S. ambassador to Germany, as acting director of national intelligence. The New York Times described him as a vocal Trump loyalist who will lead a group of national security agencies often viewed skeptically by the White House. Grenell will take over from Joseph Maguire, who has served as acting director since Dan Coats resigned last summer.

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Trump taps staunch ally Grenell to oversee nation’s intelligence

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