DEPARTING CIA DIR BRENNAN LOOKS FOR HIS LEGACY TO BE PROGRESS IN LGBT

Posted on January 18, 2017

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WT: “When Sen. Kamala Harris grilled President Elect Donald Trump’s pick for CIA Director Mike Pompeo last week, she demanded to know his personal views on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement. Never mind, the growing jihadist threat, how the agency missed Russia’s invasion of Crimea, the potential of a nuclear-enabled North Korea, and the growing expansion of China in the South China Sea. Altogether, it was a bizarre exchange.
But apparently, she was onto something.
In a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal, departing CIA Director John Brennan said he wants his legacy to be the work he did to advance the LGBTQ community.”

The Journal reported, “During his tenure he has put particular emphasis on promoting the interests of gay, lesbian, and transgender officers. He was the first CIA director to attend an annual social gathering of LGBTQ employees and has been known to wear a rainbow lanyard around the office as a symbol of solidarity.
For Mr. Brennan, who said his perspective was informed by growing up ‘a white male from New Jersey,’ diversity of backgrounds leads to better analysis, which in his estimation can prevent intelligence disasters.”

Brennan a few days ago, “What I think Mr Trump has to understand is that this is more than being about him and it’s about the United States and national security.”

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WT: Departing CIA chief John Brennan wants his legacy to be the work he did for LGBTQ community

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