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Biden to Nominate William Burns as CIA Director

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Biden to Nominate William Burns as CIA Director


Democratic President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said he is nominating William Burns for director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Burns, 64, was a deputy secretary of state during the Obama administration and held a number of positions in the George W. Bush administration. He was also an ambassador to Jordan during the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Burns left the State Department in 2014 and did not serve in the Trump administration, spending time as the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Biden’s team described Burns as a career diplomat who is full of integrity. “Bill Burns is an exemplary diplomat with decades of experience on the world stage keeping our people and our country safe and secure. He shares my profound belief that intelligence must be apolitical and that the dedicated intelligence professionals serving our nation deserve our gratitude and respect,” Biden said …

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