First senior Obama official resigns since Trump's win

National intelligence agency head submits resignation letter 64 days before Trump takes office

First senior Obama official resigns since Trump's win

World Bulletin / News Desk

National Intelligence Agency James Clapper told Congress Thursday he has officially signaled he will resign.

"I submitted my letter of resignation last night, which felt pretty good," he said before a panel at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

The 75-year-old top spy, like all senior officials in the Barack Obama administration would have to step down before President-elect Donald Trump appoints his own officials.

Clapper’s becomes the first official to resign within there Obama administration since Trump was elected. "I have 64 days left and I'd have a pretty hard time with my wife going past that," Clapper told lawmakers.

He did not provide a reason for his resignation. 

Last Mod: 17 Kasım 2016, 20:01
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