CIA Deputy Director is resigning!Submitted by egapele on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 16:37
CIA’s deputy director to be replaced with White House lawyer
By Karen DeYoung and Greg Miller
The CIA’s deputy director plans to resign and will be replaced by White House lawyer and agency outsider Avril D. Haines, Director John O. Brennan said Wednesday.
Haines, who will succeed career officer Michael Morell on Aug. 9, has served for three years as President Obama’s deputy counsel in charge of national security issues and as legal adviser to the National Security Council. Although she has never worked inside the intelligence agency, “she knows more about covert action than anyone in the U.S. government outside of the CIA,” Brennan said his first interview since becoming CIA director in March.