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President Trump loyalist and the new Intel Chief Richard Grenell isn’t wasting any time draining the filthy intel swamp.
He’s already gotten rid of two top intel officials and he just took over!
Grenell is the new acting director of National Intelligence and he’s placed a target on the back of the Deep State and is cleaning house.
Former acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire and his deputy, Andrew Hallman, resigned on Friday. According to The New York Times, Grenell told Hallman, who has worked for national intelligence and the CIA for three decades, that his service was no longer needed.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) praised both Maguire and Hallman for their service after their resignations were announced.
“For nearly four decades, Joe Maguire has dedicated his career to securing our country, both in and out of uniform,” Burr said. “I’ve valued Joe’s advice and counsel during his tenure as Director of National Intelligence and at the National Counterterrorism Center, and I wish him the best.”
Of Hallman, Burr added he appreciated “his extensive knowledge of intelligence matters and his deep respect for the men and women of our [intelligence community].”
The Times also reported that Grenell – who was only officially tapped into the role on Thursday and who says he will not be the nominee for the full-time role – also made a slew of his own new hires on Friday, including an expert on Trump conspiracy theories. [The Hill]
No matter what Trump does, the left goes after him and everyone involved with him.
Democrats and Media attack Trump’s choice of Richard Grenell for Acting Director of National Intelligence
Grenell is viewed as too “loyal” to Trump, but after all the mischief by Obama holdovers, it’s about time.
Richard Grenell made history when President Donald Trump appointed him as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany because he was the first openly gay man to serve at such a high level in an administration.
Grenell made history again on Wednesday night when Trump picked him as his acting Director of National intelligence.
Grenell is loyal to Trump. Considering all the headaches caused by holdovers from President Barack Obama, that’s not a bad thing.
It is not a crime to appoint people loyal to you. Trump is not the first one to do this.
But in all honesty, Grenell’s loyalty lies with America. Grenell used his voice to pressure Germany and other NATO allies to cough up more money for their defenses.
Grenell often visits memorials to Jewish victims of the Nazi regime with survivors. He is an ardent supporter of Israel and does his best to make sure nobody forgets the horrors of the Holocaust.
Despite all of this Grenell has rubbed people the wrong way:
Earlier this month, just weeks after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps fired numerous ballistic missiles at U.S. troops in Iraq and downed a civilian airliner, Grenell sharply criticized Germany for a planned celebration of the founding of Iran’s Islamic Republic. His reaction was in sharp contrast to the more docile attitude toward Iran from other top Western officials, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“Germany has a moral responsibility to say to Iran very firmly and clearly that it is unacceptable to deny basic human rights to your people, or kill protesters in the streets or push gay people off buildings. Celebrating the regime’s ongoing existence sends the opposite message,” Grenell told Fox News.
And, Grenell has defended Trump’s tweeting habit, even as Attorney General Bill Barr has said Trump’s posts make it “impossible” for him to do his job at the Justice Department.
“It makes my job so much easier,” Grenell told Fox News host Neil Cavuto. “We as diplomats have to be at the forefront of trying to solve problems. You don’t want to have a war, you want to avoid war, which means diplomats need to be able to talk.”
“If you want to solve problems, you better have diplomats who are really tough — diplomats who know how to push and know how to cajole … so, I like having a president who’s willing to be very tough.”