NYT: Trump Considering Carly Fiorina To Be Director Of National Intelligence

AP

Donald Trump is considering former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina to be the director of national intelligence, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed transition official.

The President-elect will meet with Fiorina on Monday at Trump Tower.

After serving as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Fiorina sat on an advisory board to the CIA through which she gave advice on how the intelligence community could continue to carry out spying activities as demand for transparency increased. Beyond that, Fiorina has little background on intelligence matters.

The director of national intelligence is the top intelligence adviser to the president who oversees the U.S. Intelligence Community and National Intelligence Program.

Trump and Fiorina did not get along during the Republican primary. Trump once mocked Fiorina’s appearance, and Fiorina called Trump the “Kim Kardashian of politics.”

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