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  • a-mok (adverb) – to behave uncontrollable and disruptively. Synonym: go berserk

In the midst of debate over whether President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Dan Coats as the next Director of National Intelligence is qualified for the job, the President made comments on Tuesday that may explain his thinking. 

Talking to a group of reporters, the President said that he had chosen U.S. Congressman from Texas John Ratcliffe to fill the job because “I think we need somebody like that in there.  We need somebody strong that can rein it in.  Because, as I think you’ve all learned, the intelligence agencies have run amok.  They have run amok.”

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