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Trump picks former U.S. Senator Coats as director of national intelligence

Reuters India Thursday, 5 January 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday picked former U.S. Senator Dan Coats as his director of national intelligence, two senior transition officials said, as he puts his own stamp on a U.S. intelligence community that he frequently criticizes.
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President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name former senator Daniel Coats to be his director of national intelligence. Some of Trump's own advisers have suggested this move is unneeded. Coats is seen as a traditional Republican, served a total of 16 years in the Senate during two separate...

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