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Joe Biden to nominate veteran diplomat William Burns as CIA director

  • Source: BikersPAC
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President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday that he will nominate veteran diplomat William Burns as his CIA director.

Burns, 64, a former ambassador to Russia and Jordan, had a 33-year career at the State Department under both Republican and Democratic presidents.

He became deputy secretary of state before retiring in 2014 to run the Carnegie Endowment of International Peace.
“Bill Burns is an exemplary diplomat with decades of experience on the world stage keeping our people and our country safe and secure,” Biden said in a statement.

“He shares my profound belief that intelligence must be apolitical and that the dedicated intelligence professionals serving our nation deserve our gratitude and respect,” the incoming president continued.