American intelligence community will lead &# 171; foreign policy veteran&# 187 ;, US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell
President Donald Trump has appointed Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, as acting director of National Intelligence. The President of the United States personally announced this on Wednesday evening in his tweet..
«I am pleased to announce that our distinguished Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, will become acting. Director of National Intelligence. Rick represented our country very well [in Germany] and I look forward to working with him.», – says Trump’s tweet.
The President thanked Joe Maguire, current Acting President. Director of National Intelligence, «for the great job he did», and noted that Maguire will continue to work with the President while performing other duties within the administration. At the same time, Trump did not specify the new position of Maguire.
According to Reuters, Grenell, considered a staunch supporter of Trump’s policies, is replacing Maguire, who was in charge. "king of intelligence" – as American politicians called this position – since August last year.
Grenell, «seasoned foreign policy veteran with sharp elbows», writes Reuters, as a result of this decision, he will enter the inner circle of the president. Although Grenell has a reputation for being tough, Trump values his loyalty to him, which is especially important given the head of state’s skeptical attitude towards the intelligence community, Reuters said..
Trump names new acting director of national intelligence
Russian service &# 171; Voices of America&# 187;
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