US President Donald Trump says Rep John Ratcliffe will now not be nominated as director of nationwide intelligence to switch Dan Coats.
“Our nice Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe is being handled very unfairly by the LameStream Media,” Mr Trump wrote on Twitter.
“Relatively than going by means of months of slander and libel, I defined to John how depressing it might be for him and his household to cope with these individuals John has subsequently determined to remain in Congress the place he has performed such an excellent job representing the individuals of Texas, and our Nation.
“I might be saying my nomination for DNI shortly.”
Mr Trump privately voiced concern in current days about Rep Ratcliffe’s capability to be confirmed as the subsequent director of nationwide intelligence, in accordance with two individuals who spoke with him.
Mr Trump had been assured by allies earlier than deciding on Rep Ratcliffe that he could be a straightforward choose, and so the president was stunned when Rep Ratcliffe began dealing with points from senators who had their very own considerations.