FILE PHOTO: Former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon attends a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama (not pictured) at the White House in Washington February 17, 2016.
REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic President-elect Joe Biden is considering naming Tom Donilon, a veteran diplomat and national security adviser to former President Barack Obama, as director of the CIA, a person familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.
Biden, who takes office on Jan. 20, is also said to be considering Michael Morell, who was the CIA’s deputy director and acting director of the agency twice under Obama.
Biden, an integral part of Obama’s national security team during his eight years as vice president, would have worked closely with both men.
He has already picked other Obama administration veterans for major national security posts, including Antony Blinken, a former deputy secretary of state, for secretary of state, and Avril Haines, a deputy at the CIA under Obama, to be director of national intelligence.
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