CIA deputy director resigning, being replaced with WH lawyer

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    CIA?s deputy director to be replaced with White House lawyer - The Washington Post

    The CIA’s deputy director plans to retire 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 in his first interview since becoming CIA director in March.

    President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts | The White House

    She received a B.A. in Physics from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.


    Morell signed off on the Benghazi talking points for the CIA.

    CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell is retiring


    Some members of Congress have criticized Morell for actions in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, including the editing of "talking points" used to describe the incident.

    Morell said he based his decision strictly on family concerns.
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    This has just gotten downright entertaining.

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