Trump loyalist set to become national intelligence director on second attempt


John Ratcliffe was forced to withdraw his nomination for the same post nine months ago for exaggerating his security experience

A Trump loyalist nominated as director of national intelligence (DNI) looked set to sail through Senate confirmation hearings on Tuesday, only nine months after being forced to withdraw for having exaggerated his security experience.

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