Intelligence Banksters: Obama taps Treasury official Cohen as CIA deputy director
President Barack Obama has chosen David Cohen, a top Treasury official specializing in terrorism and financial intelligence, to be deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the White House said on Friday.
Cohen, an attorney, has overseen U.S. sanctions policy from the Treasury. He was in charge of finding and thwarting financial support lines for terrorist organizations and drug traffickers while running efforts to crack down on money laundering.
He will replace deputy CIA deputy director Avril Haines, who is joining the White House as Obama's deputy national security adviser.
“We will sorely miss Avril as she assumes her new post but I am delighted to have David join our leadership team," CIA Director John Brennan said in a statement. "He is an outstanding public servant with whom I have worked closely over the past several years."
Historically, CIA deputy directors have spent much of their time engaged in day-to-day agency management, but Haines represented the CIA at high-level interagency committee meetings that the Obama administration has used to craft policy and strategy decisions.