This really interesting article is from CBS News by Olivia Gazis:
Richard Grenell, the newly installed acting director of national intelligence, will not dismiss a top election security official whose briefing before the House Intelligence Committee was said to draw the ire of President Trump.
“Ambassador Grenell has not asked me to leave,” Shelby Pierson, who serves as the intelligence community election threats executive, said in a statement Tuesday. “In fact, he has encouraged and affirmed his support for my position here in the organization. I have not asked to depart nor discussed resignation in any way.”
Pierson’s comments provide a preliminary window into the priorities of an acting director whose appointment stoked intense concerns about politicization and who admitted he would serve in the role only temporarily. Grenell, an outspoken defender of the president, has virtually no experience in the intelligence world and appears to have simultaneously retained his responsibilities as U.S. ambassador to Germany.
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