President Names Mike Ellis to Intelligence Position

Also names John Ratcliffe to permanent role DNI role

President Trump has named White House lawyer Michael Ellis as senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council. In this position, Ellis will act as a key liaison between the White House and the intelligence community.

In addition to working in the White House counsel’s office, Ellis served as deputy NSC legal adviser since 2017. Before that, he was a staffer for the House Intelligence Committee, then chaired by Representative Devin Nunes. He is also an intelligence officer in the Navy Reserve. His is a political appointment.

The president has also nominated Texas Representative John Ratcliffe to be the Director of National Intelligence, a position temporarily being held by Richard Grenell, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany.

Representative Ratcliffe serves on the House Intelligence Committee. He was a selection for this post by President Trump last year, but his nomination was withdrawn. The Senate must confirm this nomination.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Michael Ellis as he assumes the position as senior director for intelligence at the White House.
  • For Representative Ratcliffe as he begins the Senate confirmation process.
  • For President Trump as he fills vacancies that exist within the executive branch.

Sources: Politico, CNN, NBC News


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