Watch: Senate Confirmation for John Ratcliffe 05/05/2020

President Donald Trump and Rep. John Ratcliffe March 17, 2917. Photo by Office of Congressman John Ratcliffe.

On Tuesday the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will be the first Committee to employee social distancing measures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic during the confirmation hearing of Rep. John Ratcliffee (R-TX).

In February 2020 President Trump via Twitter announced his intent to nominate, again, Ratcliffe to the post of The Direct of National Intelligence.

President Trump first nominated Ratcliffe for the DNI post back in July of 2019.

In early August following push-back from both Republicans and Democratic members of Congress as well as the public the nomination was withdrawn.

The “treated unfairly,” by the media, was the media publishing reports that Republican and Democratic members questioned Ratcliffe’s experience with the Intelligence Community, Ratcliffe’s close ties to the President, and Ratcliffe’s own controversial words and passed statements.

The New York Times explains the new rules for today’s hearing; the senators’ chairs in the hearing room do not fill. Senators have been given time slots to come to the hearing room, and no more than six lawmakers are supposed to be in the room at once, a dynamic that could affect the rhythm of the questioning.

The Daily Beast reported on Monday that “Ratcliffe’s official, verified campaign Twitter account follows several accounts on the political fringe, including a 9/11 truther account with just one follower besides himself and four promoting the outlandish QAnon conspiracy theory, which posits that the world is run by a cabal of Democratic pedophile-cannibals—and has been ruled a potential source of domestic terrorism by the FBI.”

Lawfare Blog on Monday posed eleven in-depth questions they’d like to see asked of Ratcliffe including but not limited to, if he as a DNI overseeing 17 intelligence agencies believes like the President that they have “run amok,” or if he believes Deep State is real.

Just Security has a list of what they call false statements and disinformation regarding the Trump/Ukraine Impeachment. Along with an in-depth look at his disregard for abuse of executive power.

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Courthouse News Reporter Brandi Buchman will be live tweeting the hearing.

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