Skip to comments.CIA’s deputy director to be replaced with White House lawyer
Posted on 06/12/2013 1:19:39 PM PDT by Nachum
The CIAs deputy director plans to resign and will be replaced by White House lawyer and agency outsider Avril D. Haines, Director John O. Brennan said Wednesday. Haines, who will succeed career officer Michael Morell on Aug. 9, has served for three years as President Obamas deputy counsel in charge of national security issues and as legal adviser to the National Security Council. Although she has never worked inside the intelligence agency, she knows more about covert action than anyone in the U.S. government outside of the CIA, Brennan said in an interview.
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...
LOL ... must have had trouble coming.
Just what we need. Another Obama-appointed political hack in a sensitive national security position.
she knows more about covert action than anyone in the U.S. government outside of the CIA,
I’ll bet she does
of DC’s population 1 in 4 are lawyers.
DC has the largest licensing bar in the nation.
Yeah, that’ll go over well with the spooks.
but there ain’t no spooks.
We are seeing it real life.
Incestuous Government Appointments.
Great. Now we have an Obama Marxist as a Deputy Director of the CIA. The infiltration of the entire US Government by Marxists is taking place before our eyes. Where is Joe MacCarthy when we need him?
They have infested the entire government, especially in places where they would, logically, have no business.
Also today: President Barack Obama announced Morell’s appointment to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.
The President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB) is an advisor to the Executive Office of the President of the United States. According to its self-description, it “...provides advice to the President concerning the quality and adequacy of intelligence collection, of analysis and estimates, of counterintelligence, and of other intelligence activities.”
The PIAB, through its Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB), also advises the President on the legality of foreign intelligence activities. [Wiki]
Morell will be replaced by Avril Haines [bio from WH]
“Avril D. Haines is Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs at the White House.
Prior to joining the White House Counsel’s office in 2010, she was Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs at the Department of State. She previously worked in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Department of State from 2003 to 2006, first in the Office of Treaty Affairs and then in the Office of Political Military Affairs.
From 2007 to 2008, she worked on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations as Deputy Chief Counsel for the Majority. Ms. Haines clerked for Judge Danny Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 2002 to 2003.
From 2001 to 2002, she was a Legal Officer at The Hague Conference on Private International Law. She received a B.A. in Physics from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.”
background on Avril D. Haines, the replacement
'Nuff said. She'll be launching stealth drones over each FReeper's house before the week is out.
exposure ... Great for the Nation.
career intelligence official now replaced by not one obama hack, but 2 of them
heck we should trust the intelligence acumen of any harvard lawyer over a career CIA official- because obama chooses his advisors.... wisely (LOL)
more leaks soon from outraged patriots, I predict
I’m moving, who am I supposed to notify now? With people resigning, being replaced, it’s become hard to know any more.
This is fun! Doing that thing that makes me laugh ... nope this is not about sex. LOL ... hillarious must be taking twitter up the twitter box.
Intel lawyering up.
Gonna set up to go in “hibernation” mode.
Wait a few years for scandal to blow over.
Most worried about keeping their gigantic spy center in Utah.
Scrambling to fix the bad PR.
The financial oligarchs must really get annoyed as they run America, where still quite a few people get upset when government spies seize their phone bill every month.
oops she’s a georgetown lawyer
wonder if shes a friend of Msssss Fluck
(from the article):” Although she has never worked inside the intelligence agency, she knows more about covert action than anyone in the U.S. government outside of the CIA, Brennan said in an interview.”
rightwingintelligentsia :” Just what we need. Another Obama-appointed political hack in a sensitive national security position. “
I’ll bet this is an appointment suggested by Valerie Jarrett .
Since as White House Counsel, she has had unlimited access to the Pres__ent and his Chief of Staff .
The Pres__ent inner circle is getting smaller and smaller, and more personally committed to him,.. and “the agenda” .
More importantly , she knows how to keep Zippey legally distanced in the area of “Plausable Deniability”.
“After we win this election, its our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we dont forget.
The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve.
There is going to be hell to pay.” —Valerie Jarrett
What could go wrong?
The coup continues.
Another political hack in a national security position is their M.O.
The Obama gang is turning national security into political security. They are using resources designed to protect our country from foreign threats into agencies to persecute their internal political enemies.
And even as the news of this comes out, they show no remorse and are doubling down.
For the dims this is all about game match and set while the repubs are sitting on their hands and some are actually cooperating with them.
Or maybe she stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
she covertly oversaw the finding and obtaining countless sealed divorce decrees and other documents used to destroy political opposition. She oversaw the covert operations that did in the sitting governor of Illinois.
She oversaw the covert operations to supply Candy Crowley with date to be used to corrupt the presidential debate.
Avril Haines — Haines focuses on national security, a portfolio Ruemmler describes as “a huge basket of issues.” She’s also legal adviser to the National Security Council.
from the White Houes webpage; she was with Biden working on the Sen. Foreign Relations Committee:
Avril D. Haines, Nominee for Legal Adviser, Department of State
Avril D. Haines is Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs at the White House. Prior to joining the White House Counsels office in 2010, she was Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs at the Department of State. She previously worked in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Department of State from 2003 to 2006, first in the Office of Treaty Affairs and then in the Office of Political Military Affairs. From 2007 to 2008, she worked on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations as Deputy Chief Counsel for the Majority. Ms. Haines clerked for Judge Danny Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 2002 to 2003. From 2001 to 2002, she was a Legal Officer at The Hague Conference on Private International Law. She received a B.A. in Physics from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
She certainly is moving up FAST...
from NSC to State Dept to CIA?
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7:21 PM
This evening, President Obama nominated Avril Haines to be the next Legal Adviser of the State Department.
Avril currently serves Deputy Counsel to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council.
skerry has another appointment
Well replacing him with a Whitehouse lawyer will take care of everything. We should all feel better now.
Exactly what the heck does a lawyer have to do with security, military, or basically anything outside the realm of legal matters?
I don't think there is anyone outside of Obama’s limited circle that he is willing to work with. The most inbred administration ever!
Brennan was a former career CIA employee.
okay...so the 28th Amendment needs to be “no attorney, lawyer, or member of the bar shall serve in public office in any capacity...”
Imagine G.W. Bush appointing Harriet Miers to be Deputy Director.
Loyalists in key positions. Check- on going.
work for me !!
This is all about eliminating the CIA’s leadership, at least in part to cover up the Benghazi lies.
Started with Petraeus.
Another “In yo face!, muthafu**uh!” appointment.
Promotion for hiding all traces of WH involvement on Benghazi cover up.
Hush money for Morell, too!
why has no one been arrested and why is obama not been mentioned much in all this?
Look at the replacement and all of the other recent appointments that zippy has made. They make no difference. Simply rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Patience my friends, zippy’s day is coming...soon....red
So, the new CIA director can’t testify to the President’s (entire Obama administration) knowledge of Benghazi, because of a pre existing privileged relationship with the President.
Rush is right, it’s a coup.