Dan Coats was a Republican senator. He was Trump's handpicked Director of National Intelligence. He's not a RINO. He's not a deep state operative.
Dan Coats, the top intelligence official under President Donald Trump from January 2017 to July 2019, harbored a "secret belief" that Russian President Vladimir Putin had kompromat on Trump, the veteran journalist Bob Woodward wrote in his book, "Rage."
According to CNN, Woodward wrote that Coats "continued to harbor the secret belief, one that had grown rather than lessened, although unsupported by intelligence proof, that Putin had something on Trump."
"How else to explain the president's behavior?" Woodward wrote. "Coats could see no other explanation."