The Dead Drop

Should I Stay or Should I Go?  Dead Drop insiders tell us there is much speculation going on inside the Obama Administration over who will stay in their current role and who might bail before the next election. Rumors have been flying for a while now that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has been ready to hang it up after a long and successful career, but those close to him tell us not to count him out just yet – both he and his Principal Deputy Stephanie O’Sullivan are sticking it out until the end. 

O’Sullivan may be one of the intelligence community’s best kept secrets and unleashing her on the private sector could be interesting.  The Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher Suzanne Kelly profiled O’Sullivan for CNN a few years back. 

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