DNI Clapper Statement on the Selection of Avril Haines as Deputy National Security Advisor

DNI Clapper Statement on the Selection of Avril Haines as Deputy National Security Advisor

Friday, 19 December 2014 16:34

DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
WASHINGTON, DC  20511


December 19, 2014

DNI Clapper Statement on the Selection of
Avril Haines as Deputy National Security Advisor

I am pleased and proud about Avril Haines’ move back to the White House to serve as deputy national security advisor. I understand why the President would want someone of her talent and capability to succeed Tony Blinken, who was confirmed as deputy secretary of state.

Avril is the epitome of professionalism and teamwork, making history as the first woman to serve as CIA deputy director. Although this is a loss for the CIA and the Intelligence Community, we will still benefit from her contributions and leadership in her new role.

On behalf of the entire Intelligence Community, I congratulate Avril on her new job.

James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence