Dan Coats

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey | Top intel official says he meant no disrespect to Trump

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday he meant no disrespect to President Donald Trump in a televised interview discussing the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said his Thursday comments at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado were not intended to be critical of the … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey | Top intel official says he meant no disrespect to Trump

ASPEN, Colo. | Even US intel chief in the dark about Trump-Putin talks

ASPEN, Colo.  — Even Donald Trump’s intelligence chief doesn’t know what was said in the president’s one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in Helsinki. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was also unaware that Putin was being invited to Washington. Coats made those surprise admissions Thursday in his first public comments since … Continue reading ASPEN, Colo. | Even US intel chief in the dark about Trump-Putin talks

WASHINGTON | Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up

WASHINGTON — Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first continued with no letup Thursday, as Trump belatedly decided Putin’s “incredible offer” of shared U.S.-Russia investigations was no good after … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Round 2 for Trump-Putin: A fall invite amid summit mop-up

ASPEN, Colo. | US intelligence chief is harsh on Russia, at odds with Trump

ASPEN, Colo. — National Intelligence Director Dan Coats‘ drumbeat of criticism against Russia is clashing loudly with President Donald Trump’s pro-Kremlin remarks, leaving the soft-spoken spy chief in an uncomfortable — and perhaps perilous — place in the administration. Trump’s remarks after Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, where he appeared to deny the longtime U.S. foe was … Continue reading ASPEN, Colo. | US intelligence chief is harsh on Russia, at odds with Trump

ASPEN, Colo. | US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

ASPEN, Colo.  — National Intelligence Director Dan Coats’ drumbeat of criticism against Russia is clashing loudly with President Donald Trump’s pro-Kremlin remarks, leaving the soft-spoken spy chief in an uncomfortable — and perhaps perilous — seat in the administration. Trump’s remarks after Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, where he appeared to deny the longtime U.S. foe was … Continue reading ASPEN, Colo. | US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump almost alone in view of Russia meddling

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said he sees no reason why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 election. Minutes earlier, on the same platform, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a reason, even while denying Moscow ever meddled: He wanted Trump to win. A sampling of their statements Monday: TRUMP on his intelligence officials: “They … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump almost alone in view of Russia meddling

Trump wants former Sen. Dan Coats to be intelligence chief

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump says he’ll nominate former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats as national intelligence director. Trump says in a statement that Coats — a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee before retiring from Congress last year — will lead the new administration’s “ceaseless vigilance against those who seek to do us harm.” … Continue reading Trump wants former Sen. Dan Coats to be intelligence chief