US congressman John Ratcliffe testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing in Washington on May 5. Photo: TNS

Divided Senate confirms Trump nominee John Ratcliffe as top US spy

  • Republican congressman given more ‘no’ votes than any previous pick to head US intelligence community
  • Ratcliffe assumes post as US faces wide range of security threats, including Covid-19, competition with China and possible election interference from Russia
Topic |   Donald Trump
US congressman John Ratcliffe testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing in Washington on May 5. Photo: TNS
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