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BY DAN KENNEDY
 
ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE
 
President Obama will reportedly announce Monday afternoon he’s nominating John Brennan to be the next director of the CIA.

“Brennan spent 25 years at the CIA. Currently the president’s top counterterrorism adviser.”

“Brennan is very close to the President. I’m told that if there’s one person he relies on in the most secret inner-debates, it’s John Brennan who’s been his chief counterterrorism and intelligence advisor.”

According to Fox News, Obama considered Brennan for the job four years ago but he withdrew his name “amid questions on the left over his ties to controversial CIA programs.”

The CBS affiliate in Washington reports Brennan denied being involved in the Bush administration’s enhanced interrogation techniques, even telling Obama in 2008 that he was -- quote -- “a strong opponent of many of the policies of the Bush administration, such as the preemptive war in Iraq and coercive interrogation tactics, to include waterboarding.”

Monday’s nomination comes as the president works on piecing together his second-term team. Here’s Bloomberg.

“And this also relates to some of the other nominations, we’re talking about Chuck Hagel that will also probably be announced today... Both of these men have to be confirmed by the Senate before they take these positions.”

If confirmed, Brennan will succeed retired general David Petraeus who resigned last year over an extramarital affair scandal.

 

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Jan 7, 2013

Obama to Nominate John Brennan as CIA Director

(Image Source: Wikimedia)

BY DAN KENNEDY
 
ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE
 
President Obama will reportedly announce Monday afternoon he’s nominating John Brennan to be the next director of the CIA.

“Brennan spent 25 years at the CIA. Currently the president’s top counterterrorism adviser.”

“Brennan is very close to the President. I’m told that if there’s one person he relies on in the most secret inner-debates, it’s John Brennan who’s been his chief counterterrorism and intelligence advisor.”

According to Fox News, Obama considered Brennan for the job four years ago but he withdrew his name “amid questions on the left over his ties to controversial CIA programs.”

The CBS affiliate in Washington reports Brennan denied being involved in the Bush administration’s enhanced interrogation techniques, even telling Obama in 2008 that he was -- quote -- “a strong opponent of many of the policies of the Bush administration, such as the preemptive war in Iraq and coercive interrogation tactics, to include waterboarding.”

Monday’s nomination comes as the president works on piecing together his second-term team. Here’s Bloomberg.

“And this also relates to some of the other nominations, we’re talking about Chuck Hagel that will also probably be announced today... Both of these men have to be confirmed by the Senate before they take these positions.”

If confirmed, Brennan will succeed retired general David Petraeus who resigned last year over an extramarital affair scandal.

 

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