John Ratcliffe

6th U.S. Director of National Intelligence

About Director Ratcliffe

As United States Director of National Intelligence (DNI), John Ratcliffe served as the principal intelligence advisor to President Donald Trump and as the leader of the U.S. intelligence community, which is comprised of 18 federal agencies including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA) and intelligence elements within the Departments of Defense, State, Treasury, Justice, Energy and Homeland Security.

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A Record of Service and Success:

2020 to 2021

6th Director of National Intelligence

2015 to 2020

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas's 4th district

2007 to 2008

United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas

2004 to 2012

Mayor of Heath, Texas

2004 to 2007

Chief of Anti-Terrorism and National Security for the Eastern District of Texas

News and Press

November 7, 2021  /  News

Steele dossier source charged with lying to the FBI

Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe reacts to arrest of primary sub-source ...

October 25, 2021  /  News

John Ratcliffe: U.S. Buying Chinese Drones is ‘Harmful to National Security’

The former director of national intelligence blasted the Biden administration for taking a ...

Keeping America Safe

As “America’s Top Spy,” Director Ratcliffe was in command of U.S. intelligence and counterintelligence collection platforms, covert action programs and analytic enterprises through both the National Intelligence Program and Military Intelligence Program, with a combined $85 billion annual budget and a workforce of more than 200,000 employees.

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