Official: Obama to tap Brennan as CIA director
John Brennan speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington in August.
January 7th, 2013
07:14 AM ET

Official: Obama to tap Brennan as CIA director

It looks like we're inching closer to filling out President Barack Obama's new cabinet.

Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan will be nominated by Obama to be the next director of the CIA, according to a senior administration official.

The announcement is expected Monday afternoon at the same time the president nominates former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be the next secretary of defense.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. saywhat

    good morning.
    GOP prostrating itself before our Lordships in Tel Aviv, AIPAC and other of their kind have declared a fight against Chuck Hagel.

    January 7, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. saywhat

    As for Brennan his performance & policies under Bush have to be scrutinized.

    January 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. chrissy

    I have some concerns about Brennan myself @ saywhat. As for Hagle, i think hes an excellent choice.

    January 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. saywhat

    Right @chrissy.
    On Hagel,let us hope Pr.Obama doesn't buckle under pressure from you know where. That would indeed be a sad day.

    January 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Ancient Texan

    Hagel was loudly against the SURGE that won the war in Iraq and swore it would fail. Even after it was successful, he was still vocal against it.

    January 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. chrissy

    And the point? Alot of people are against war.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Rascal Rabble

    mmmm...one hastah wonder if obama was thinking about his maternal grandfather when he selected this man...

    January 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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