“‘I’m encouraged that the administration is turning to a career national security professional for this job as opposed to picking a career politician or some known ideologue,’ said Nicholas Rasmussen, who led the NCTC from 2014 to 2017.

“‘What’s important is whether Chris Miller or any nominee can do what needs to be done most — which is to preserve the integrity and independence of the NCTC as an intelligence organization,’ he said…”

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