Thursday, August 4, 2016

CIA Director John Brennan Wants To Keep His Job

John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, talks with President Obama in the White House dining room, February, 2010. Photo: White House/Pete Souza

Eli Lake, Bloomberg: Obama's CIA Director Wants to Stick Around for Clinton

If Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. presidential election in November, John Brennan would like to continue his post as director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Current and former U.S. intelligence officials tell me Brennan has signaled in private conversations that he loves the job and would like to keep it if she's elected. Plus, Brennan does not want to be perceived as a lame-duck director, particularly as he leads an ambitious plan to restructure the agency.

At the same time, Brennan has all but taken himself out of consideration to serve in a Trump administration. Speaking last month at the Brookings Institution, he said he would not execute an order to torture captured terrorists or target the families of terrorists, as Trump has promised he would authorize if elected president.

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WNU Editor: If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency my prediction is that John Brennan will still be CIA Director, James Clapper will still be the Director of National Intelligence, but Susan Rice will not be the National Security Adviser.

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