Director of National Intelligence

Trump's White House

Trump’s Top Intel Pick John Ratcliffe Didn’t Even Last a Week

​Trump said he plans to announce a new pick for director of National Intelligence “shortly.”
Greg Walters
national security

Trump’s Intel Pick Says He “Put Terrorists in Prison.” It May Be Just One Guy with a Fake Bomb.

A VICE News review of John Ratcliffe’s crime-fighting years in Texas found no sign that he ever prosecuted a terrorist.
Greg Walters
trump administration

Meet John Ratcliffe, Trump’s New Intelligence Nominee with Not a Lot of Intelligence Experience

Rep. John Ratcliffe has just over four years of experience in Washington — and not a lot in the intelligence field.
Trone Dowd
Trump investigation

U.S. spy chiefs are ducking questions about Trump and Russia

Alex Lubben
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Is Expected to Name Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence

Pending congressional approval, Coats would oversee 16 different intelligence agencies and serve as an advisor to the president on matters of national security and counterterrorism.
Lauren Messman
2016 US election

Clinton and Trump's intelligence briefings aren't anything to worry about

The candidates are about to get classified briefings from the US spy agencies. But neither one is going to learn any major state secrets from them.
Benjamin Gilbert

Feds Will (Finally) Mine Social Media for Background Checks

It’s 2016, and only now the US government figures out social media is a thing.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Teen Who Hacked CIA Email Is Back to Prank US Spy Chief

The teen hacker has now hit the Director Of National Intelligence James Clapper.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
barack obama

Congress Just Voted to Make It Really Hard for Syrian Refugees to Come to the US

Obama's vow to veto the bill sets up a possible showdown that may lead Republicans to threaten to shut down the government later this year.
Primary Sources

Releasing Osama Bin Laden’s Porn Stash: The Public's Heroic Battle with the CIA Continues

The CIA recently rejected a FOIA request for bin Laden's pornography, which Navy Seals recovered during their 2011 raid of his compound in Pakistan.
Jason Leopold
Primary Sources

This Is What Started the Senate’s Battle With the CIA Over the Torture Report

Documents obtained by VICE News depict a fight over the classification of info related to the CIA's destruction of interrogation videotapes.
Jason Leopold
united states

More Former Gitmo Detainees 'Return to the Fight,' and More Are Killed By the US

A biannual report has found that nine former detainees, all of whom were released during the Bush administration, have 're-engaged' since July.
Jason Leopold