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

Richard A. Grenell is a Special 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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President Trump's Style Is Working

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President Trump’s style of leadership has been extensively debated by the Washington establishment. They clearly don’t like what he has brought to their town. This week a reporter asked the President if he thought about acting “presidential” to appeal to more Americans. And cable news commentators...

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ANTIFA Targets Pro-Life Leader

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Caution: The following article contains graphic images. On Tuesday night, in Portland, Oregon, Pro-Life leader Tayler Hansen was attacked by ANTIFA. Hansen was bloodied and bruised. He is lucky to be alive. Hansen has been traveling the country painting Baby Lives Matter murals in cities where...

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DNI Ratcliffe’s Move Is a Big Step in the Right Direction

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Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe’s recent announcement to continue providing congressional briefings, but now in written form, is a welcomed development. While Rep. Adam Schiff and the media in Washington, D.C., try and pretend like Members of Congress are no longer receiving...

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