Biden nominates Burns as a CIA director

Biden nominates Burns as a CIA director

Joe Biden has submitted his request for the new CIA chief to the Senate. William Burns is a former career diplomat who worked with Barack Obama.

The new US President Joe Biden has formally nominated former career diplomat William Burns as head of the CIA’s foreign intelligence service. Burns had been vice secretary of state under former President Barack Obama. The White House said on Wednesday (local time) that Burns’ nomination had now been sent to the Senate. The Congress Chamber controlled by Biden’s Democrats has to vote on the personnel.

Biden had already announced before his inauguration on January 20 that he would use Burns as CIA chief. Former President Donald Trump nominated Gina Haspel to head the foreign intelligence service in 2018. Since the change of power on January 20, David Cohen has been acting provisionally.

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