President Obama will nominate White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan for CIA director today.
This is the same official who insists on reaching out to “moderate” elements of the Hezbollah terror group.
John Brennan also believes that 20% recidivism rate for Gitmo detainees is not that bad and he likes to call Jerusalem “Al-Quds,” its Palestinian name.
FOX News reported:
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President Obama will nominate White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan for CIA director Monday, a senior administration official confirms to Fox News.
Brennan has served in the counterterrorism post since the beginning of the Obama administration. Prior to taking that position, though, Brennan spent about 25 years at the CIA, which would suggest he knows the agency well.
The president is planning a packed week of nomination announcements in the coming days, as he begins to roll out his second-term team. Former Sen. Chuck Hagel is expected to be nominated for defense secretary Monday. The president has already nominated Sen. John Kerry for secretary of state.
The CIA is currently led by Acting Director Mike Morell. Morell moved into the slot after David Petraeus resigned upon admitting an extra-marital affair with his biographer and reserve Army officer Paula Broadwell.
More… John Brennan also stopped the capture of Bin Laden in 1998… Said jihad is “Holy Struggle” and ignored Christmas Day bomber intelligence.