Source: President Obama will nominate John Brennan for CIA Chief. Brennan will replace David Petraeus, who stepped down following a extramarital affair.
The Source close to the White House says that the announcement will come sometime Monday.
A CNN reporter said Sunday that Brennan was about to be named
Counterterrorism Adviser Brennan To Be Tapped For CIA
President Obama will announce today that he plans to nominate John Brennan to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, an administration official with knowledge of the decision tells NPR’s Tom Bowman.
That matches an earlier report from The Associated Press, which adds that with the other expected announcement today — of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) to be secretary of defense — the president will have chosen “two potentially controversial picks for his second-term national security team.”
The New York Times called John Brennan the Wrong Man for the C.I.A.
WITH the resignation of David H. Petraeus, President Obama now has a chance to appoint a new C.I.A. director. Unfortunately, one of the leading candidates for the job is John O. Brennan, who is largely responsible for America’s current flawed counterterrorism strategy, which relies too heavily on drone strikes that frequently kill civilians and provide Al Qaeda with countless new recruits. Rather than keeping us safe, this strategy is putting the United States at greater risk.