11/17/2016 10:13 am ET Updated Jan 04, 2017

James Clapper Resigns As Director of National Intelligence

Clapper is the president's top intelligence adviser.
  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper said on Thursday that he submitted his letter of resignation but would stay until the end of the Obama administration.
  • “I submitted my letter of resignation last night, which felt pretty good. I’ve got 64 days left,”Clapper said during a U.S. congressional intelligence committee hearing.
  • Clapper, 75, has served as the U.S. top spy since 2010 and has said for months he intended to step down when President Barack Obama leaves office in January.
  • Clapper’s service in government spans six decades, beginning in the 1960s as a U.S. Air Force officer.
  • Clapper “always exhibited sober judgment and put the fate of the nation first,” said Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. (Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Dan Grebler)
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