National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said Sunday that he will leave the Trump administration in mid-August. President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that he would nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, to replace Coats. In January, Trump criticized his top intelligence officials after they presented their assessments of global threats — which were at odds with his own views. Trump tweeted: 'Perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!'
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.