Michigan Democrat On List Of Possible Biden Picks To Head CIA

Michigan Democrat On List Of Possible Biden Picks To Head CIA elissa slotkin sits and listens Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D- Mich., during a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security on Capitol Hill in July 2020. (Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)

By Cathy Burke | Sunday, 29 November 2020 08:04 AM

Newly reelected Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., a former intelligence officer who worked for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, is reportedly on the list for Joe Biden’s CIA director.

The New York Times reported that Slotkin is among a number of possibilities that also include former CIA director Michael Morell, Thomas Donilon, a former national security adviser in the Obama administration, Sue Gordon, a former principal deputy director of national intelligence, and Vincent Stewart, who led the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Slotkin, 44, who did three tours in Iraq as a CIA officer before working in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and for the National Security Council, suggests she’s happy where she is, the Detroit Free Press reported.

“While Congresswoman Slotkin appreciates being named alongside such qualified candidates to lead the CIA, she is honored to serve the people of Michigan’s 8th District, and looks forward to doing so for a second term in Congress,” Slotkin's spokeswoman, Hannah Lindow, told the Free Press on Saturday.

Politico has reported that Slotkin is a moderate who recently advised Democrats that President Donald Trump has a loyal base for good reason.

“[Trump] doesn’t talk down to anybody. He is who he is, but he doesn’t talk down to anyone," she told Politico. "And I think that there is a certain voter out there because of that who identifies with him and appreciates him."

The CIA’s current director, Gina Haspel, appointed by Trump in 2018, was the first woman to be confirmed by the Senate to lead the agency.

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Dick Morris to Newsmax TV: Legislatures, Feds Important in Trump Case

Dick Morris to Newsmax TV: Legislatures, Feds Important in Trump Case (Newsmax TV)

By Sandy Fitzgerald | Saturday, 28 November 2020 10:29 PM

As the fight for President Donald Trump's election moves in the federal court, "our chances of winning increase," and state legislatures will also come into play, political strategist and author Dick Morris told Newsmax TV Saturday.

"State legislatures like in Pennsylvania are taking their constitutional duty seriously to determine who won the state and who gets the electoral votes," Morris, also an analyst for Newsmax TV, told "The Count." "The Constitution is explicit that state legislatures have that authority."

In the past, legislatures "rubberstamped" what the state boards of canvassers told them, but now with the irregularities in the state courts, "they are moving in asserting their legal jurisdiction over that and I think that is very important," Morris said.

Meanwhile, Arizona would be the most difficult state for Trump to win, but Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, the "fraud was very blatant and well planned well in advance,' said Morris.

"Pennsylvania prepared for the fraud by illegally extending that time you had to vote to 3 days after the election day, clearly in violation of the Constitution and state law," he added.

Morris also discussed the ruling by Judge Matthew Brann of the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, noting that the "mistake" the judge made was that the federal case wasn't about ballot fraud, but about equal protection under the law.

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