Director of National Intelligence Resigns
James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, submitted his letter of resignation Wednesday night. His resignation was expected at the end of his term. It will be in effect at noon on January 20, 2017, the same day as the Presidential Inauguration. Clapper’s announcement comes as President Elect Donald Trump and his transition team try to put together a group of people who will lead during his four years in office. Clapper’s resignation is a key role for Trump’s transition team to fill now. In Clapper’s hearing before a House committee, he said that the United States “is facing the most diverse array of threats” and he is concerned about cyber challenges ahead.
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