RT @politico: The nomination of Brennan will be announced at the White House this afternoon, along with Chuck Hagel for Defense secretary—
Mr. Ref (@KMBReferee) January 07, 2013
As Twitchy has reported, President Obama is expected to nominate Sen. Hagel for Secretary of Defense. The announcement is due this afternoon. It is now being reported that he will also nominate John Brennan to head the CIA.
In addition to nominating Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense today, Obama will nominate WH CT adviser John Brennan to head CIA.—
Major Garrett (@MajorCBS) January 07, 2013
Heh. No, the other one: The chief counterterrorism adviser Brennan.
Twitter users react immediately, and bring up some points before the media does, as usual.
John Brennan to become CIA Director, Obama's original choice in 2008, but withdrew because of ties to Bush era.—
Tom McEvoy (@mcevoytom) January 07, 2013
If Brennan goes across the river, who runs the White House kill list (excuse me, “disposition matrix”)?—
Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) January 07, 2013
Did John Brennan ever meet Paula Broadwell? Asking for a friend.—
Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 07, 2013
Twitchy will continue to monitor this news and will update with further developments.
Update: David Axelrod swoons.
When I was in WH, I slept better at night knowing that John Brennan never did. He worked 24/7 to keep Americans safe. Extraordinary guy.—
David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) January 07, 2013
Gee, we wonder why?