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America's spy chief is stepping down Republican Dan coats was appointed director of national intelligence in twenty seventeen but he spent the past two years clashing with the person who gave him the job president Donald Trump trump confirmed the news on Twitter Sunday night saying he be nominating John Radcliffe for the post rock cliff is a congressman from Texas and a staunch supporter of the president coach joins a long list of senior officials to leave the trump administration he's disagreed sharply with the president on issues such as North Korea Iran and Russia's interference in US politics the intelligence community continues to be concerned about the threats of upcoming U. S. elections we continue to see a pervasive messaging messaging campaign by Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States US intelligence agencies found Russia did try to undermine the twenty sixteen presidential race but trump has taken a more conciliatory approach towards Moscow appearing to brush the matter offer the G. twenty meeting in June while sitting next to Russian president Vladimir Putin , but the man trump wants to nominate as the next national intelligence director seems to be more in line with the president John Radcliffe defended trump at a congressional hearing last week challenging special counsel Robert Muller is report on Russian interference and trump's potential obstruction of justice I agree with the chairman this morning when he said Donald Trump is not above the law he's not but he damn sure shouldn't be below the law which is where volume two of this work with him , coach will step down on August fifteenth trump says he'll be naming an acting director soon