Washington (AP) - President Barack Obama will nominate John Brennan as his next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Brennan, a 25-year CIA veteran, currently serves as Obama's top counter-terrorism adviser. The White House indicates the president will announce Brennan's nomination during an event Monday afternoon.
Brennan must be confirmed by the Senate.
Obama considered Brennan for the top CIA job in 2008. But Brennan withdrew his name amid questions about his connection to “enhanced interrogation techniques” while serving in the spy agency during the George W. Bush administration.
Brennan denied involvement in the controversial interrogation tactics, including water boarding, and has spoken out against them.