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Trump / National Intelligence Director / A Discussion #1145711

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The announcement from President Trump he will appoint US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grennell to be acting national intelligence director {DNI} despite his lack of intelligence background with the choice being a political one discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The backgrounds of prior DNIs outlined on screen. Live discussion held with CNN's Rick Santorum & Carruie Cordero about the Grennell pick. [CORDERO - offers views on how this is an outrageous appointment since he has no experience, on the director's coordination role & how this should be a non-partisan post.] [SANTORUM - offers views on what the DNI role is & how Grennell might fit.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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