When Trump fired the DNI and assistant and appointed John Ratcliffe as DNI, Ratcliffe had to apply for a TS/SC security clearance based on his alleged background as a terror prosecutor in Texas, something carefully investigated by the White House.

The FBI would have conducted the investigation and cleared Ratcliffe, who was later withdrawn. We suggest that if the interview and clearance documents were reviewed, John Ratcliffe may well face multiple charges. But the real story is why an alleged fake-terror expert, a Trump conspiracy-theory acolyte, was pushed into the vital DNI job 3 days after the phone call and coverup of UkraineGate began.

As this story carried in the Guardian and confirmed by the New York Times portrays, Donald Trump fired not only Dan Coats, the DNI that would have handled whistleblower complaints but his assistant as well, replacing them with former congressman Ratcliffe, who could not find his ass with a flashlight and mirror.

When an uproar of intel officials and Pentagon heads blocked Trump’s attempt to put Ratcliffe, utterly unqualified, in charge of the nation’s security, Joseph Maguire was forced on Trump. Maguire testified before congress this week.

Ratcliffe used his background in prosecuting terror cases to justify his nomination, though a known political hack. Then it turned out his CV was fake and his entire career had been spent specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice.

Coats and Sue Gordon were aware of the Zelensky call and subsequent coverup, when secret servers were set up to hide treasonous material. Our investigations are more than looking into the calls and secret meetings, but also a series of kickbacks on arms purchases to Ukraine with money flowing back into Trump family coffers from defense companies.

Behind this even still is reputed Trump involvement in wanting Hunter Biden thrown out of his lobbying job for one of Ukraine’s gas companies, replaced by one of Trump’s own kids.

Guardian: Three days after his now infamous phone conversation with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Donald Trump abruptly fired his director of national intelligence in favour of an inexperienced political loyalist.

According to a New York Times report, the White House learned within days that the unorthodox call on 25 July with Zelenskiy had raised red flags among intelligence professionals and was likely to trigger an official complaint.

That timeline has raised new questions over the timing of the Trump’s dismissal by tweet of the director of national intelligence (DNI), Dan Coats, on 28 July and his insistence that the deputy DNI, Sue Gordon, a career intelligence professional, did not step into the role, even in an acting capacity.

Instead, Trump tried to install a Republican congressman, John Ratcliffe, who had minimal national security credentials but had been a fierce defender of the president in Congress. Trump had to drop the nomination after it emerged that Ratcliffe had exaggerated his national security credentials in his biography, wrongly claiming he had conducted prosecutions in terrorist financing cases.

The Office of the DNI (ODNI) and its inspector general has the authority to receive whistleblower complaints from across all US intelligence agencies and determine whether they should be referred to Congress.

“And then the president tried to install someone who was clearly unqualified,” she added. “Now the timeline of the whistleblower in the White House raises a lot of questions about the Sue Gordon piece of this.”  read more:

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  1. The resignation of Walker and four other significant figures of the deep state in the European and Ukrainian direction – US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Jovanovic, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent, Advisor to Ulrich Brehbul and US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sonland – Trump cleans up a number of key democrats that prevented him from pursuing his policy. This is, without a doubt, a strong blow to the positions of the Democrats on the eve of the election.

    • Since Walker’s resignation is associated with his betrayal of US interests and his work for a foreign country – that’s what his request to Trump Giuliani’s lawyer to meet with Zelensky’s confidant on the eve of the meeting of the American and Ukrainian presidents, perhaps there will be a separate an investigation, which may end in a criminal case and for a period, depending on whether Walker makes a deal with the investigation or prefers to remain silent.
      But if he speaks, the Biden case may turn out to be on the periphery of public interest, since the entire corrupt US-Ukrainian network that has existed for many years will be revealed. This will undoubtedly be a blow to the Democrats.

    • Volcker’s resignation makes it inevitable that Biden and his son will be deployed in all American media because this informational flywheel, where Biden and Walker’s affairs are interconnected gears, can no longer be stopped. And any attempts by the Democrats to hush them up will only lead to a drop in their rating in the eyes of voters and the rating of Biden himself as Trump’s main competitor.
      An interesting logic is emerging for the voter – the democrats, it turns out, have played so much in their corruption schemes that they have ceased to distinguish where the interests of their country are and where the work is for others. Volcker’s resignation is undoubtedly a blow to the current Ukrainian authorities. It was said clearly to Zelensky – “Vladimir Putin is a good guy, establish relations with him.” Trump washes his hands from the Ukrainian case of the Democrats – this is now their problem.

    • And what should Zelensky do? After all, if Trump does not appoint a new special envoy, and this could well be, and the US ambassador to Ukraine has already been removed from actual work in connection with the accusations, then who will now support the US anti-Russian course from the USA? There are no such people at the operational level. Accordingly, after Zelensky went wrong with a complaint about Trump’s European leaders, he now has no one to turn to for protection.
      That is, as a result, we have an excellent operation on the part of the Trump team, when the Democrats fell into two traps set by the team of the head of the White House. This will seriously affect the entire election campaign, especially since Biden’s direct speech in Ukraine, in which he boasts that he replaced the prosecutor of this country, Trump has already launched.

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