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Obama nominates CIA Inspector General


The HillPresident Obama on Thursday nominated a former CIA officer and longtime lawyer who examined missteps in U.S. intelligence to be the spy agency’s next inspector general, hoping to fill a position at the watchdog office that’s been vacant for more than a year.

If confirmed by the Senate, Shirley Woodward would fill the role left empty since David Buckley stepped down from in January 2015, on the heels of a landmark determination that CIA officials had gained unauthorized access to Senate computer files. Lawmakers called the episode a potential violation of constitutional separation of powers, and the spat led to one of the bitterest moments in relations between the spy agency and its congressional overseers in recent history.

Funny how he appoints a CIA watchdog on his way out the door. I wonder how long into his successor's term this AG will be investigating things?

This entry was published Fri Jun 24 11:04:01 CDT 2016 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2016-06-24 11:04:01.0. [Tweet]

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