Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said that Republican President Donald Trump should have nominated acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire to the position permanently, adding that Trumps replacement lacks experience. Trump named U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as the acting director of national intelligence (DNI) last week, replacing Maguire. “I would have much preferred that the president nominate acting director Maguire for the post,” Collins told reporters Monday afternoon in Washington. “I care deeply about that position and believe the person needs experience in the intelligence community which regrettably Ambassador Grenell does not have.” The post of director of national intelligence, which was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, oversees the 17 U.S. civilian and military intelligence agencies including the CIA. Collins helped write the law creating the position and is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Nominatin..