Saturday, November 19, 2016

Is The Head Of The NSA About To Be Fired By The White House Because He Is About To Take A Job From The Incoming Trump Administration?

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael S. Rogers speaks at the third annual Intelligence and National Security Summit in Washington in September. (Gary Cameron/Reuters)

Washington Post: Pentagon and intelligence community chiefs have urged Obama to remove the head of the NSA

The heads of the Pentagon and the nation’s intelligence community have recommended to President Obama that the director of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael S. Rogers, be removed.

The recommendation, delivered to the White House last month, was made by Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., according to several U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

Action has been delayed, some administration officials said, because relieving Rogers of his duties is tied to another controversial recommendation: to create separate chains of command at the NSA and the military’s cyberwarfare unit, a recommendation by Clapper and Carter that has been stalled because of other issues.

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Update #1: Adm. Michael Rogers Leading Candidate to Be Trump’s Director of National Intelligence (WSJ)
Update #2: NSA director Rogers is top candidate for DNI under Trump: WSJ (Reuters)

WNU Editor: On the surface ..... there appears to be a lot of red flags for this nomination.


Anonymous said...

To me, the red flags do not relate to Adm. Rodgers, but rather to the behavior of Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. Why are they playing politics, so late in Obama's term, trying to discredit their colleague Adm Rodgers? Obama is a lame duck now, and his advisors should not attempt to embroil him in controversy. In my opinion, Obama should fire Clapper and Carter.

Aizino Smith said...

Are their red flags for Adm Rogers?

Unless Obama et al are just now becoming aware of them, I think this is all Leftist politics.

Unless there is newly revealed evidence, that Obama hates Adm Rodgers is actually a plus.

This brouhaha is just more proof that Obama will not go quietly but will go screaming in the night like the baby he is.

He will continue to throw tantrums from the peanut gallery.

Anonymous said...

The information I heard was that the cause of this whole matter was the unannounced and mysterious 11/16/16 flight of a "Doomsday Flight" which per the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty , requires notification of Russia by the US. This did not occur and caused a panic in Russia. Russian official named Naryshkin contacted Admiral Rogers, and Rogers than halted the “doomsday plane” flight. Some speculation exists among the alt right crowd that the unannounced doomsday flight was meant to precipitant a confrontation between the US and Russia. Rogers ran afoul of Carter and Clapper when he personally intervened and ordered the "Doomsday Flight" to first circle Denver and later return to Travis AFB on Sept 16, and then apparently traveled to NYC to tell President Elect Trump of his concerns.

Aizino Smith said...

Sounds like horse puckey.

Which section of SALT.

I do not believe it.