Senate Committee Approves Brennan Nomination For CIA Director

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Tuesday to approve John Brennan as the new director of the CIA, sending his nomination to the full Senate for approval, the Associated Press reported. The vote was 12-3.

The vote came after the White House agreed to provide the committee with access to the secret legal opinions written by the Justice Department that justify the use of lethal drone strikes against terror suspects, including American citizens.


Senate Republicans also are using Brennan’s nomination to push for classified records about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.