FILE PHOTO: Former CIA acting director Michael Morell speaks during a forum on election security titled, “2020 Vision: Intelligence and the U.S. Presidential Election” at the National Press Club in Washington, U.S., October 30, 2019.
REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two former senior U.S. intelligence officials - Michael Morell and Avril Haines - have emerged as leading contenders to serve as Director of National Intelligence or run the CIA in President-elect Joe Biden’s administration, several current and former intelligence officials said.
Morell served as the Central Intelligence Agency’s deputy director in the Obama Administration between 2010 and 2013, and during that time also served two stints as acting agency director.
Haines, served as CIA deputy director and as President Barack Obama’s deputy national security advisor, said the sources.
Haines declined to comment and Morell could not be reached for comment.
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