Senate Confirms Coats As Trump's Intel Chief

Law360, Washington (March 15, 2017, 2:23 PM EDT) -- The Senate approved President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the intelligence community Wednesday, as former Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., sailed through a pair of votes.

A large majority of Senators voted to confirm their former colleague for the Director of National Intelligence post Wednesday in both a procedural cloture vote and final approval vote. Coats, a key intelligence official, would join newly minted CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as part of Trump’s national security team.

The majority of...
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