EXCLUSIVE: Former DNI ‘Deep State Dan’ Coates Created Election Security Position – Same Position that Last Week Lied and Claimed Russia Helping Trump | Joe Hoft


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EXCLUSIVE: Former DNI ‘Deep State Dan’ Coates Created Election Security Position – Same Position that Last Week Lied and Claimed Russia Helping Trump

Former Director of National Intelligence created a special position before leaving office in July 2019. Coats, who was a card carrying member of the Deep State, was a critic of the President and did a horrible job of seeking the truth during the sham and criminal Mueller Investigation.

CBS reported in July about Coats leaving office [emphasis added]:

In his resignation letter, dated July 28, Coats, 76, thanked the president for the opportunity to serve as DNI, which he called a “distinct privilege.”

“I have overseen the selection of new, extremely capable leaders across the IC, and within the ODNI, have transformed its focus, structure, and integration efforts to ensure you have the best, most timely, and unbiased intelligence possible,” Coats wrote. “As we have previously discussed, I believe it is time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life. Therefore, I hereby submit to you my resignation effective August 15, 2019.”

Earlier this month Coats announced the creation of a new senior-level position to coordinate election security efforts across the intelligence community. Known as the election threats executive, the new position is responsible for coordinating “all election security activities, initiatives, and programs.”

The president’s tweet ended months of speculation that Mr. Coats would either soon depart or be ousted from his role. Though he was among the longest-serving national security officials in the president’s cabinet, Coats’ public statements on behalf of the intelligence community occasionally ran contrary to Mr. Trump’s preferred policy outcomes, stoking the president’s ire.

At the annual Worldwide Threats hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee in January, Coats said North Korea would “seek to retain” its nuclear program, though the president had months ago declared it “no longer” posed a nuclear threat. He said Iran was continuing to abide by the terms of the nuclear deal from which president Trump had withdrawn the U.S. in 2018. Coats also said ISIS’ pervasive ideology meant it would continue to pose a threat, though the president had recently declared the terror group “defeated” and ordered the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria.

After the January hearing, President Trump tweeted that “The Intelligence People” were “wrong” and should “go back to school.”

Coats created the Election Security position shortly before he stepped down from his position as DNI. He did this as the Ukrainian scandal started in the House. He also created a memo that was referred to in the IC IG report that was forwarded to Acting DNI Maguire that the Intel community will not release:

The creation of the Election Security position occurred the day after President Trump called the Ukraine:

The person appointed to the Election Security position is Shelby Pierson. She was formally Senior Intelligence Officer for Denial and Deception:

Shelby Pierson is the individual this past week who claimed erroneously that Russia was helping Trump to win the 2020 election. Stltoday reported:

The US intelligence community’s top election security official appears to have overstated the intelligence community’s formal assessment of Russian interference in the 2020 election, omitting important nuance during a briefing with lawmakers earlier this month, three national security officials told CNN.

The official, Shelby Pierson, told lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election with the goal of helping President Donald Trump get reelected.

The US intelligence community has assessed that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election and has separately assessed that Russia views Trump as a leader they can work with. But the US does not have evidence that Russia’s interference this cycle is aimed at reelecting Trump, the officials said.


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