“The entire story isn’t true. And your response is scary – you don’t believe the campaign denial nor mine. But claim you have some anonymous source. Do you realize how ridiculous you sound?”
Richard Grenell has denied the story in Politico that he is expected to join President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign team.
Grenell is stepping down from his role as ambassador to Germany and recently left his post as acting director of national intelligence.
The entire story isn’t true. And your response is scary – you don’t believe the campaign denial nor mine. But claim you have some anonymous source. Do you realize how ridiculous you sound? https://t.co/RAgx2Q35rh
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) May 27, 2020
The sources said that Grenell will concentrate on fundraising and strategy.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Tuesday afternoon that Trump has not chosen the next position for Grenell:
“Has the president decided what’s next for Ric Grenell in terms of employment?” a reporter asked.
“He hasn’t but Ric Grenell is a very valued member of this administration. He’s done extraordinary work at ODNI. He has a great history. We’ll see where he goes next, but just know Ric Grenell has done an excellent job in that position. I expect John Ratcliffe will as he takes over,” McEnany said.
Trump gushed over Grenell in an interview on Sunday, calling him a “superstar” and praised his “guts” and “courage to do what he did.”
Grenell has been a force since becoming an ambassador. His no-nonsense, unapologetic attitude sent shivers down the spine of those in Germany and Europe.
But that attitude got Germany to increase its NATO spending and ban Hezbollah.
The left has always claimed Trump is anti-gay and a homophobe. Yet he had no problem with Grenell, an openly gay man, constantly denouncing countries that criminalize homosexuality and even said Trump’s administration may not share as much intelligence with those countries.
As acting DNI, Grenell caused another firestorm by reducing the size of the office, which saved $19 million.
More importantly, Grenell released valuable information on the Russia investigation and Michael Flynn, which provided many hints that the FBI targeted Flynn and set him up.
Grenell changed the way the office will “protect the identities of U.S. citizens contained within intelligence reporting.”
The supposed anti-gay Trump administration had no problem with Grenell including LGBT issues in his ODNI changes:
— Formed an IC-wide working group to support the U.S. government policy for the decriminalization of homosexuality in the 69 countries where homosexuality is a punishable offense
— Directed national security and counterintelligence experts to examine the process by which LGBT applicants obtain a security clearance without jeopardizing the often delicate relationships with family, friends, and co-workers
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