Congressman John Ratcliffe testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Donald Trump’s spy chief pick John Ratcliffe pressed on China and coronavirus by US senators

  • Nominee for top intelligence job asked if he would act independently of president on hot-button issues
  • At Senate’s first socially distanced hearing, Ratcliffe says he would focus on virus’s impact, questions about its origins, and US competition with Beijing
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Congressman John Ratcliffe testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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