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NSA ‘Moving Forward’ With Hiring Michael Ellis as Its Top Lawyer: Spokesperson

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NSA ‘Moving Forward’ With Hiring Michael Ellis as Its Top Lawyer: Spokesperson

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The National Security Agency (NSA) is moving to place a former Republican political operative, Michael Ellis, as its top lawyer, according to a spokesperson. “Mr. Ellis accepted his final job offer yesterday afternoon,” an NSA spokesperson told numerous news outlets on Sunday in confirming the development. “NSA is moving forward with his employment.” The Epoch Times reached out to the NSA and Department of Defense (DOD) for comment. “The General Counsel of the Department of Defense is the sole selection authority for the position of General Counsel of the National Security Agency—as well as all other senior career DOD General Counsel positions,” according to a statement from the Department of Defense to The Hill, CNN, the Washington Examiner, and other outlets. “The Director of the NSA does not select or approve of candidates for the position of the NSA General Counsel.” “Once a candidate is selected through the merit system, …

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