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Ratcliffe slated to be confirmed Thursday to lead intelligence community under fire

(CNN)Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas is on the cusp of becoming President Donald Trump s top intelligence official, where he will be tossed into the center of a political firestorm over the FBI s prosecution of Michael Flynn and its Russia investigation. The Senate will vote Thursday to confirm Ratcliffe as the director of national intelligence. It s expected to fall largely along party lines, a first for a position created after the September 2001 terrorist attacks -- more than a dozen senators have never voted against a nominee for the director of national intelligence. Trump initially picked Ratcliffe last year to be his spy chief following Ratcliffe s aggressive questioning of...


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