Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced his resignation before the U.S. Congress Thursday.
Clapper told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence he submitted his resignation Wednesday night and will remain in office until the end of President Obama’s term in January 2017. Clapper’s resignation marks the end to 53 years in the U.S. intelligence community.
Clapper served as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President George H.W. Bush, the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency under President George W Bush, and assumed his current post as Direct of National Intelligence under President Obama in 2010.
Clappers resignation marks another senior intelligence post President-elect Trump will appoint upon assuming office.
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