Avril Haines, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for director of national intelligence, opened her confirmation hearing Tuesday morning with an implicit criticism of President Trump’s management of the country’s vast intelligence network.
“When it comes to intelligence,” Haines said in her opening statement, “there is simply no place for politics, ever.”
As questioning began, both the Republican acting chairman, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and the Democratic vice chairman, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, said they viewed China as the key geopolitical adversary of the United States.
Coronavirus live updates: Fauci says moves to reopen ‘inexplicable’ as U.S. case numbers plateau – The Washington Post
With newly reported coronavirus cases stalling at high levels after weeks of decline, and fewer Americans getting tested, health experts warned that pandemic fatigue in the United States could jeopardize recent progress against the virus. Despite the warnings, some states with still-growing outbreaks, such as Texas and Mississippi, have relaxed restrictions. “I don’t know why …Read more