The director of U.S. national intelligence says he’s formally submitted his resignation.
James Clapper has long said he planned to retire at the end of the Obama administration, and he told the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday that he submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday evening.
Clapper, 75, has held the job since August 2010. His service in government spans six decades, beginning in the 1960s as a U.S. Air Force officer.
Clapper “always exhibited sober judgment and put the fate of the nation first,” said Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.