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Pelosi Urges Pentagon Head to Halt Installing New NSA General Counsel

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Pelosi Urges Pentagon Head to Halt Installing New NSA General Counsel

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 18 sent a letter to the acting Department of Defense secretary demanding that he halt the hiring of former Republican political operative Michael Ellis as the top lawyer at the NSA. “I ask that you immediately cease plans to improperly install Michael Ellis as the new NSA General Counsel,” Pelosi wrote in the letter. “Public reporting indicates that Mr. Ellis, a relatively recent law school graduate with a limited resume, was selected due to interference by the White House, and was chosen over much more qualified candidates.” Pelosi alleged that Ellis has been “reportedly involved in highly questionable activities that are disqualifying.” She demanded to review the details of Ellis’s civil service hiring process. She added that the circumstances and timing of the hiring decision “highly suspect.” The National Security Agency (NSA) told several news outlets on Jan. 17 that it is moving forward with …

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