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Is Panetta About to Quit?

Last updated: July 31, 2020 | August 24, 2009 | Frazer Pugh
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ABC News is reporting, despite strong denials from both the Obama administration and the CIA, that CIA Director Leon Panetta is going to leave the agency fairly soon because of his inability to stop Attorney General Eric Holder’s torture probe. Wary as I am of predictions here, it would be very surprising to me if Panetta issued a defense of the agency as forceful as his letter today indicates if he was just going to turn around and quit.

Frazer Pugh | I work in the investment management sector as a professional. Previously, I advised top financial services companies on balance sheet management, portfolio planning, and valuations as a consultant. I am currently pursuing a part-time MBA at Melbourne University, where I am a lecturer in accounting and hedge fund strategies, as well as a mentor/coach in a part-time equity analysis initiative. I have a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's degree in finance, and am a Chartered Accountant. I enjoy instructing and assisting others in achieving their objectives.

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