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What’s Up With Delaying Panetta’s Nomination?

So, a few rounds of calls and background conversations later, the picture that emerges is that Leon Panetta, President Obama’s pick to head the Central

Tyrese Griffin
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jan 27, 2009

So, a few rounds of calls and background conversations later, the picture that emerges is that Leon Panetta, President Obama’s pick to head the Central Intelligence Agency, just… didn’t submit the paperwork that the Senate Select Intelligence Committee asked for.  A Senate Democratic aide expects that his now-delayed hearing will pick up next week.

Apparently there’s a hefty amount of financial disclosure that Panetta didn’t submit. No one on the Senate side sees malice here. One person I talked to attributed Panetta’s tardiness to the relative lateness of the nomination itself — unlike the other cabinet level positions, Panetta didn’t get the nod until earlier this month, leaving him with a shorter timeframe to get his papers in order. In any event, the topline that all parties drilled into me today was NO STORY HERE. Panetta’s nomination doesn’t appear to be in any actual danger.

Tyrese Griffin | Tyrese started her education in the performing arts at the prestigious Alexander Hamilton Academy in Los Angeles. She returned to civilian life after serving in the United States Army as a tracked vehicle operator, and started writing short stories and screenplays, as well as directing short films and music videos. She has published six novels, which have sold over 200,000 copies, as well as audiobooks and short stories for anthologies, and has earned several awards.

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