Trump nominates Rep. John Ratcliffe again for Director of National Intelligence

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, during the House impeachment inquiry hearings in Washington. Trump has nominated Ratcliffe again to be nation's top intelligence official, (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

WASHINGTON — President Trump has nominated U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe again to be the nation's top intelligence official.

Friday afternoon that he's announcing the Texas congressman as his nominee to be the Director of National Intelligence.

The president said on Twitter that he would have finished the process prior but Ratcliffe wanted to wait until after an internal investigation was completed.

体育投注He says Ratcliffe is "an outstanding man of great talent."

The DNI post oversees the 17 U.S. spy agencies that Trump has repeatedly scorned.

He had earlier nominated the two-term Republican congressman to be the next director of national intelligence. But in early August, Trump abruptly withdrew his name amid growing questions about Ratcliffe's qualifications for the job.

Democrats and Republicans criticized him for having little experience in the field of intelligence.