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Biden Selects Diplomat William Burns as CIA Director


What Happened:

  • On Monday, President-Elect Joe Biden announced that he has selected longtime diplomat William Burns to be his CIA director.

  • Burns, 64, has worked at the State Department for 33 years and served as ambassador to both Russia and Jordan. He also served as Deputy Secretary of State before retiring in 2014.

  • Burns has been highly critical of the Trump administration’s foreign affairs policies in articles he has written.

  • Burns has served under both Republican and Democrat presidents and received three Presidential Distinguished Service awards.


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