Local judge for Obama’s CIA director?

That’s according to this morning’s Wall Street Journal, which notes:

New names for director of national intelligence and CIA director have surfaced in recent weeks, including former CIA analysis chief John Gannon for either job. Former CIA operations chief Jack Devine, deputy CIA director Steve Kappes and John R. Tunheim, a federal judge in Minnesota who has handled several terrorism cases, have been mentioned as potential CIA directors.

Obama hasn’t made a nomination for CIA boss, but his pick for national intelligence director, Adm. Dennis Blair, is running into trouble. That could force a deck reshuffling that benefits Tunheim, a Clinton judicial appointee originally nominated by the late Sen. Paul Wellstone.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Karl Singer on 12/17/2008 - 12:21 pm.

    Just to correct you. Dennis Blair has been rumored to be the frontrunner but has NOT been selected.

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