(Fox News) President Trump announced Friday that Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, is withdrawing as his nominee for director of national intelligence, citing his tough treatment at the hands of “the LameStream Media.”
In a tweet, Trump said that Ratcliffe, whom he tapped to replace Dan Coats, will stay in Congress.
“Our great Republican Congressman John Ratcliffe is being treated very unfairly by the LameStream Media. Rather than going through months of slander and libel, I explained to John how miserable it would be for him and his family to deal with these people,” he wrote. “John has therefore decided to stay in Congress where he has done such an outstanding job representing the people of Texas, and our Country.”
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