Quantcast

Monday, October 20, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Senate panel votes to approve Brennan as CIA director

By Richard Lardner

Associated Press

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 10:51 a.m. HST, Mar 05, 2013


WASHINGTON » John Brennan is one step closer to becoming director of the CIA.

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted today to approve President Barack Obama's pick to lead the spy agency, setting the nomination up for consideration by the full Senate.

The vote came after the White House agreed to provide the committee with access to the secret legal opinions written by the Justice Department that justify the use of lethal drone strikes against terror suspects, including American citizens.

Senate Republicans also are using Brennan's nomination to push for classified records about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.

Brennan is currently serving as the top counterterrorism adviser in the White House.

Obama announced Brennan's nomination in January and the committee held a confirmation hearing in early February.






 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(1)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions


IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News