Intelligence Chief

BERLIN | Merkel: German government won’t collapse over spy chief

BERLIN— Chancellor Angela Merkel says a dispute over the future of Germany’s domestic intelligence chief won’t bring down her coalition government. Merkel’s conservatives run Germany in a coalition with the center-left Social Democrats, who on Thursday demanded the removal of domestic spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen over much-criticized comments about recent far-right protests in the eastern … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel: German government won’t collapse over spy chief

BERLIN | Merkel partners call for removal of German spy chief

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s junior coalition partners demanded the removal of Germany’s domestic intelligence chief on Thursday following his much-criticized comments about recent far-right protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz. Hans-Georg Maassen‘s future as the head of the BfV intelligence agency has created new strains in Merkel’s six-month-old coalition. The center-left Social Democrats, … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel partners call for removal of German spy chief

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