Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (R) testifies at a House (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing, September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
NBC: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Resigns
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper submitted his resignation Wednesday.
Clapper has said in interviews with NBC News over the last year that he was counting down the days to stepping down at the end of President Obama's final term in office. He started as a young intelligence office reporting to his father in Vietnam.
More than 50 years of service, he has said in interviews, is more than enough.
His resignation comes as the Trump administration mulls its direction on national security matters.
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Update: Top US intelligence official: I submitted my resignation (CNN)
WNU Editor: Expect a whole slew of other resignations being made public in the coming days.
Update #2: America's Top Spy Talks Snowden Leaks and Our Ominous Future (WIRED)