National Intelligence Director resigns

James Clapper to leave as Trump takes office

The Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper announced on Thursday that he has submitted his letter of resignation, but clarified that he will remain in his post until the end of the Obama administration.

“I submitted my letter of resignation last night which felt pretty good. I’ve got 64 days left,” Clapper said during a U.S. congressional intelligence committee hearing in response to the top Democrat on the panel joking that he hoped the 75-year-old top U.S. intelligence official would stick around for another four years.

James Robert Clapper Jr. is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force and served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1992 until 1995 before becoming the Director of National Intelligence.

Source: Reuters, CNN