Pentagon, intelligence leaders seek NSA chief’s removal


WASHINGTON: Top US military and intelligence leaders are pushing President Barack Obama to fire National Security Agency chief Admiral Michael Rogers, US media reported Saturday, even as Rogers is apparently being considered for a senior position in the Trump administration. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has asked Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper – the two reportedly behind the push – to testify before the end of the year. President-elect Donald Trump was said to be considering Rogers as director of national intelligence in his incoming administration. If Trump nominates Rogers, and he is confirmed by the Senate, he would succeed Clapper as the official who oversees all 16 US intelligence agencies coordinated by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.


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