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Richard Grenell appointed acting head of intelligence

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The U.S. ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell appointed as the acting head of intelligence. President Donald Trump announced on wednesday on the development and Grenell is going to be the next acting director of national intelligence.

 

IT is a post at the Cabinet-level position — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence oversees the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies and is the president’s principal adviser on intelligence issues.

Richard Grenell, as the ambassador to Germany, he has pushed Germany to increase its contributions to NATO, and he launched the administration’s global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it’s illegal to be gay.

Trump has been critical of those agencies in the past, tweeting last year that “Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!” after Coats and the heads of the FBI and the CIA testified about worldwide threats before the Senate.

“He is committed to a non-political, non-partisan approach as head of the Intelligence Community, on which our safety and security depend,” Whitehouse said a statement . Grenell has been a controversial figure in part because of his outspoken views on Twitter. He has come under fire for tweets targeting women, including Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Rachel Maddow and Callista Gingrich.

Grenell is backed by a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University, was the longest-serving U.S. spokesman at the United Nations, where he served during President George W. Bush’s administration.

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