Congressional Testimonies

Congressional Testimonies

Remarks as prepared for delivery by The Honorable Dan Coats Director of National Intelligence

Chairman Burr, Vice Chairman Warner, Members of the Committee, thank you for the invitation to offer the United States Intelligence Community’s 2018 assessment of threats to US national security.  My statement reflects the collective insights of the Intelligence Community’s extraordinary women and men, whom I am privileged and honored to lead. We in the Intelligence Community are committed every day to providing the nuanced, independent, and unvarnished intelligence that policymakers, warfighters, and domestic law enforcement personnel need to protect American lives and America’s interests anywhere in the world.

Thank you for scheduling this hearing to consider my nomination to be the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community and for inviting me to make this opening statement. I am honored to have been nominated for this position by President Trump, with the support of the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

Chairman Burr, Vice-Chairman Warner, Members of the Committee, thank you for providing me the opportunity to appear before you today as you consider my nomination to be General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

(U) Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to brief you today about the FISA Amendments Act (FAA), which is set to sunset at the end of this year, and particularly to discuss Section 702.

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