CIA deputy director resigns, says it’s because he wants to spend more time with his family
This resignation comes soon after a leak by a former CIA and National Security Agency (NSA) employee uncovered a massive Internet surveillance program, the gathering of millions of U.S. phone records from Verizon, a major intelligence official apparently lying under oath and much, much more.
Yet, according to Morell, his resignation has absolutely nothing to do with any of the many scandals that have recently been plaguing the Obama administration.
“Whenever someone involved in the rough and tumble of Washington decides to move on, there is speculation in various quarters about the ‘real reason,’” Morell said in a statement.
“But when I say that it is time for my family, nothing could be more real than that,” he said.
CIA Director John Brennan said that Morell will be replaced by White House lawyer and “agency outsider” Avril Haines, according to The Washington Post.
Haines has worked as President Obama’s deputy counsel in charge of national security issues as well as a legal adviser to the National Security Council, according to the Post.
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