President-elect Donald Trump is expected to announce his choice of Dan Coats for director of national intelligence as soon as today, according to a transition official. The announcement comes as Trump’s relationship with the intelligence community has grown tense over its assessment that Russia meddled in the presidential election. Coats, a Republican, decided not to run for reelection in 2016 after being elected to a second stint in the Senate in 2010. He had previously served from 1989 until 1999. In between, he was ambassador to Germany.

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