ODNI releases Daniel Coats confirmation hearing statement for the record
On February 28, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released DNI nominee Daniel Coats’ confirmation hearing statement for the record. An excerpt appears below:
In this new role, it will be my responsibility to present the President, senior policymakers throughout the Administration, and you the Congress, with the best and most objective, nonpolitical, and timely intelligence as you consider policies and the future of our great nation.
The President and I have discussed my potential role as his principal intelligence advisor, and we both recognize that this position is frequently the bearer of unpleasant news. But if confirmed, my responsibility would be to provide him with the most accurate and objective intelligence possible.