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Richard A. Grenell, Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy

Richard A. Grenell is a Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy at the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

Richard Grenell formerly served as Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) under President Trump, reporting directly to the President in 2020. Prior to that, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 2018 to 2020.

Previously, Grenell was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy for the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. In 2004, he was appointed as an Alternate Representative to the U.N. Security Council with full voting rights and privileges. Grenell holds the record as the longest-serving U.S. spokesman in history at the U.N., having served from 2001-2008.

Grenell has also served as a spokesman for presidential candidates, governors, and congressional candidates.

Richard Grenell received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and his Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Public Administration from Evangel University. He taught at The University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications and is currently a Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.

Grenell brings broad foreign policy, national security, intelligence, and political experience to this role at the ACLJ.

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In 2009, during the Green Revolution in Iran, tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets to protest the murderous regime in Tehran. Then-President Obama and Vice President Biden failed to see the moment as an opportunity to encourage the Iranian people in their hopes for freedom and liberty.

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The Mainstream Media Isn't Simply Biased, It's Shilling for the Radical Left

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There is a growing list of news stories that the Washington, D.C., media got wrong during the 2020 Trump-Biden Presidential election. The series of erroneous stories not only consistently helped Joe Biden’s campaign or covered up Biden’s mistakes but they also criticized Trump’s leadership at the...

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VP Harris Plays Follow the Leader in Response to Border Crisis

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As a young child, we all played Follow the Leader. It was a game where you watched one person do something and then you followed that person by mimicking their actions and following their lead. If the leader walked fast, you did too – and if the leader climbed a tree, you climbed the tree, too.

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After Biden-Putin Summit, It’s Clear the Era of America First Is Over

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With the G7 Summit and President Biden’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Geneva in the books, we should now take a frank look at America’s foreign policy under the Biden Administration. Gone are the days of dealing from a position of strength and unapologetically standing up for America’s interests.

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