Porter Goss Resigns As CIA Director

From The Washington Post:

CIA Director Porter J. Goss resigned today after less than two years on the job, President Bush announced at the White House.

Bush said Goss offered his resignation this morning and that “I’ve accepted it.”

Neither the president nor Goss, who sat to Bush’s right as he made the announcement in the Oval Office, gave a reason for the resignation.

No successor has been named, nor was there an indication as to whether there will be other changes at the Agency.

Goss’s sudden departure might be related to the investigation into the CIA’s executive director, Kyle “Dusty” Foggo. Foggo was tied to the Duke Cunningham bribery scandal via his close friendship with San Diego businessman Brent Wilkes (see this Union Tribune piece), and was the subject of an investigation by federal prosecutors. It’s possible that Goss may have gone to the mat to save his job. Of course it’s possible he just wanted to “spend more time with his family.”

More on the Cunningham-Wade-Wilkes scandal

Wall Street Journal
San Diego Union Tribune
TPM Muckraker

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