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CIA’s deputy director to be replaced with White House lawyer
Washington Post ^ | 6/12/13 | Karen DeYoung & Greg Miller

Posted on 06/12/2013 1:19:39 PM PDT by Nachum

The CIA’s 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 Obama’s 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 3daysofthecondor; avrilhaines; benghazi; cia; cias; deputy; director; fastandfurious; haines; impeachnow; irs; morell; replaced
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1 posted on 06/12/2013 1:19:39 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 06/12/2013 1:20:12 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...


3 posted on 06/12/2013 1:20:33 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Not just the IRS, what about ATF, OSHA, EPA and other big govt groups)
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To: Nachum

LOL ... must have had trouble coming.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 1:20:52 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

Just what we need. Another Obama-appointed political hack in a sensitive national security position.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 1:20:55 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Nachum

“she knows more about covert action than anyone in the U.S. government outside of the CIA,”

I’ll bet she does


6 posted on 06/12/2013 1:21:56 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

of DC’s population 1 in 4 are lawyers.

DC has the largest licensing bar in the nation.


7 posted on 06/12/2013 1:22:02 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, that’ll go over well with the spooks.


8 posted on 06/12/2013 1:22:15 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

but there ain’t no spooks.


9 posted on 06/12/2013 1:23:28 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum; Norm Lenhart; TADSLOS
If anyone ever wondered how the Enclave got it start.

We are seeing it real life.

Incestuous Government Appointments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoMpJODLhpU


10 posted on 06/12/2013 1:23:58 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Nachum

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?


11 posted on 06/12/2013 1:24:33 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Nachum
Rent-seeking lawyers have been a major contributor to the demise of this country.

They have infested the entire government, especially in places where they would, logically, have no business.

12 posted on 06/12/2013 1:25:18 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Nachum
More WH wagon circling. Looking for wordsmiths to testify before Congress and BS to the press...
13 posted on 06/12/2013 1:26:02 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Nachum

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.”[1]

The PIAB, through its Intelligence Oversight Board (IOB), also advises the President on the legality of foreign intelligence activities. [Wiki]
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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.”


14 posted on 06/12/2013 1:29:12 PM PDT by thouworm (Steyn: They let [Stevens] die, and then told lies over his coffin.They did that to one of their own.)
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To: Nachum

background on Avril D. Haines, the replacement

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/04/17/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts


15 posted on 06/12/2013 1:29:44 PM PDT by Wuli (as)
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To: Nachum
she knows more about covert action than anyone in the U.S. government outside of the CIA

'Nuff said. She'll be launching stealth drones over each FReeper's house before the week is out.

16 posted on 06/12/2013 1:29:59 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: mosaicwolf

exposure ... Great for the Nation.


17 posted on 06/12/2013 1:30:32 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: bgill

LOL


18 posted on 06/12/2013 1:31:02 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

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


19 posted on 06/12/2013 1:32:11 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Nachum; a fool in paradise

I’m moving, who am I supposed to notify now? With people resigning, being replaced, it’s become hard to know any more.


20 posted on 06/12/2013 1:32:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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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.


21 posted on 06/12/2013 1:32:43 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

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.


22 posted on 06/12/2013 1:33:00 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: PieterCasparzen

hyperspace mode.


23 posted on 06/12/2013 1:33:39 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: silverleaf

oops she’s a georgetown lawyer
not harvard
an outsider!
wonder if shes a friend of Msssss Fluck


24 posted on 06/12/2013 1:34:25 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Nachum

(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, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t 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


25 posted on 06/12/2013 1:34:29 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (" Criminals simply donÂ’t care if they break the law. " by Larry Correia)
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To: Nachum

What could go wrong?

The coup continues.


26 posted on 06/12/2013 1:34:46 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


27 posted on 06/12/2013 1:35:07 PM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: austinaero
“she knows more about covert action than anyone in the U.S. government outside of the CIA,”

Watched the entire Jason Bourne series and all three Austin Powers movies, did she?


28 posted on 06/12/2013 1:35:26 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: silverleaf

skerry


29 posted on 06/12/2013 1:36:16 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Or maybe she stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.


30 posted on 06/12/2013 1:36:18 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Nachum

-——covert action——

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.


31 posted on 06/12/2013 1:37:59 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: Nachum

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.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/11/obamas-all-female-legal-staff/1#.UbjcDjoo59A


32 posted on 06/12/2013 1:38:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

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 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.


33 posted on 06/12/2013 1:40:01 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Nachum

She certainly is moving up FAST...

from NSC to State Dept to CIA?

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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.


34 posted on 06/12/2013 1:40:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

skerry has another appointment


35 posted on 06/12/2013 1:42:35 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

Well replacing him with a Whitehouse lawyer will take care of everything. We should all feel better now.


36 posted on 06/12/2013 1:43:53 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bkopto

Exactly what the heck does a lawyer have to do with security, military, or basically anything outside the realm of legal matters?


37 posted on 06/12/2013 1:45:49 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“Just what we need. Another Obama-appointed political hack in a sensitive national security position.”

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!

38 posted on 06/12/2013 2:07:57 PM PDT by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: silverleaf

Brennan was a former career CIA employee.


39 posted on 06/12/2013 2:27:35 PM PDT by kabar
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To: EDINVA

okay...so the 28th Amendment needs to be “no attorney, lawyer, or member of the bar shall serve in public office in any capacity...”


40 posted on 06/12/2013 2:29:38 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

Imagine G.W. Bush appointing Harriet Miers to be Deputy Director.


41 posted on 06/12/2013 2:34:40 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: Nachum

Loyalists in key positions. Check- on going.


42 posted on 06/12/2013 2:45:51 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Buckeye McFrog

work for me !!


43 posted on 06/12/2013 2:48:11 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Nachum

This is all about eliminating the CIA’s leadership, at least in part to cover up the Benghazi lies.

Started with Petraeus.


44 posted on 06/12/2013 3:05:25 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Nachum

Another “In yo face!, muthafu**uh!” appointment.


45 posted on 06/12/2013 3:51:50 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Nachum

Promotion for hiding all traces of WH involvement on Benghazi cover up.


46 posted on 06/12/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: thouworm

Hush money for Morell, too!


47 posted on 06/12/2013 4:09:00 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

why has no one been arrested and why is obama not been mentioned much in all this?


48 posted on 06/12/2013 4:32:58 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Nachum

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


49 posted on 06/12/2013 5:45:03 PM PDT by rednek ("Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.")
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To: Nachum

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.


50 posted on 06/12/2013 6:01:42 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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