President-elect Trump that is nominating Dan Coats to be his new director of national intelligence, reported his transition team announced Saturday.
First elected to the Senate in 1990 in a special election that filled the seat vacated by Dan Quayle — who departed the Senate to serve as George H. W. Bush’s vice president — Coats won reelection in 1992 before retiring from the Senate in 1998. He then was nominated to serve as U.S. ambassador to Germany in 2001, arriving there mere days before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.
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After departing as ambassador four years later, Coats worked as a prominent lobbyist in Washington D.C. and then decided to run for his former Senate seat in 2010 — an election he won.
Coats again announced his retirement from government in November 2015. (NBC News)
“I’m very confident that Senator Dan Coats is the right choice to serve as Director of National Intelligence, Dan has clearly demonstrated the deep subject matter expertise and sound judgment required to lead our intelligence community.” (USA Today) Said President-elect Trump in a statement.
According to USA Today!
If confirmed the Senate, Coats
“WILL PROVIDE UNWAVERING LEADERSHIP THAT THE ENTIRE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY CAN RESPECT, AND WILL SPEARHEAD MY ADMINISTRATION’S CEASELESS VIGILANCE AGAINST THOSE WHO SEEK TO DO US HARM.”
Trump added in his statement.
“If confirmed as Director of National Intelligence, he will provide unwavering leadership that the entire intelligence community can respect, and will spearhead my administration’s ceaseless vigilance against those who seek to do us harm”
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