After rumors of a potential nomination, President Trump made it official and tapped US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell to be the Acting Director of National Intelligence. The president lauded Grenell’s service to both the country and the Trump Administration, and signaled that Grenell will remain in a permanent capacity of some sort:
....for the wonderful job he has done, and we look forward to working with him closely, perhaps in another capacity within the Administration!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020
The news of Amb. Grenell’s new position has Obama officials and many on the Left in complete meltdown mode:
PSA re the @RichardGrenell tweets in which he: dismisses Russian interference, defends torture, calls for Guantanamo to be filled with MORE detainees, and makes horribly misogynist remarks...— Ned Price (@nedprice) February 20, 2020
...They've all been deleted. Just like he'll do for Trump, he's made them all go away.
One by one, day by day, @realDonaldTrump is taking steps to destroy America’s fact-based institutions, at the same time he eviscerates rule of law. Appointing as @ODNIgov @RichardGrenell, who has politicized every issue he has touched & has contempt for facts, would be a travesty— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) February 19, 2020
Grenell in charge of our intelligence through the campaign is a truly terrifying thought. https://t.co/2yzkgPwYgE— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) February 20, 2020
Ideology aside, Amb. Grenell could not be more staunchly different from these Obama Administration flacks. Ben Rhodes was the chief architect behind the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal and lied to anyone who would listen about the deal in order to shape a positive narrative. Samantha Power is said to be the administration official who unmasked the names of Trump allies from a classified intelligence report. Most notably, unlike former President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, Amb. Grenell has not lied to Congress while under oath.