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President Trump Appoints Ambassador Rick Grenell To Acting Director Of National Intelligence

Daily Mail: Donald Trump to make ambassador to Germany Rick Grenell acting director of national intelligence, making him first openly gay cabinet secretary in history

* Grenell is currently ambassador to Germany and seen as one of Trump's most loyal appointees
* Move will make history as he becomes first openly gay cabinet secretary
* Grenell has been outspoken critic of Chinese mobile phone firm Huawei
* This week he threatened allies who allow it access to their networks with losing access to intelligence, saying it was a directive from Donald Trump
* That was after UK's prime minister Boris Johnson defied U.S. to allow Huwaei to be part of country's planned 5G network
* Grenell's orevious roles do not include working for an intelligence agency
* He has a prominent twitter feed and has used it to argue with critics, and is also close to Trump family members including Don Jr.

Donald Trump named one of his closest loyalists, ambassador to Germany Rick Grenell, as acting director of national intelligence Wednesday.

'I am pleased to announce that our highly respected Ambassador to Germany will become the Acting Director of National Intelligence. Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to working with him,' Trump tweeted just before he started a rally in Phoenix, Arizona.

The appointment will make history with Grenell, 53, becoming the first openly gay cabinet secretary.

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WNU Editor: There is support for this nomination .... Trump Makes a Fantastic Choice for Acting Director of National Intelligence (Epoch times), and condemnation .... Top Democrat on Senate Intel panel pans Trump's DNI pick (The Hill). But what is clear is that President Trump wants someone in this position who is loyal to his agenda and policies. He also wants someone that he can trust to "clean-up" the intelligence community. And here is a prediction. If President Trump wins in November, I will not be surprised if Rick Grenell will be in this post until 2024.

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Trump Names Ambassador To Germany To Key Intelligence Post -- RFE
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