Political and Legislative

Biden Names the Director of the CIA to His Cabinet

President Biden invited CIA Director William Burns to join his cabinet on Friday, citing Burns’ expertise and leadership in confronting a range of national security challenges, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing U.S. tension with China.

“Bill has always given me clear, straightforward analysis that prioritizes the safety and security of the American people, reflecting the integral role the CIA plays in our national security decision-making at this critical time,” Biden said in a statement. “He leads with dignity and represents the very best of America, and I look forward to continuing to work with him in the years ahead.”

Burns will join Avril Haines, director of national intelligence, who has been a cabinet member since the start of the Biden administration.

Read the source article at CBS News

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