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As Trump Loyalist Takes Reins as National Intelligence Chief, What's Next for US Spy Agencies?

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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seal is displayed in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Last week, President Trump abruptly fired acting National Intelligence Director Joseph Maguire and replaced him with Richard Grenell, a staunch loyalist and the current ambassador to Germany. Grenell, who reportedly gave his staff a mandate to “clean house,” has drawn sharp criticism from democratic lawmakers, who say he’s unqualified for the job. We’ll talk about what’s next for the nation’s intelligence agencies.

Guests:

Brent Durbin, associate professor of government, Smith College; author, "The CIA and the Politics of U.S. Intelligence Reform"

Ned Price, former CIA analyst and special assistant to President Obama on the National Security Council staff

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