Nikki Haley eyes national defense bona fides in shaping next Congress
Updated on: August 27, 2013 / 8:58 AM / CNN
NANCY RIVERA, CBS NEWS WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: This is a picture taken in the Oval Office this past year at the start of a conversation between President Obama and the commander-in-chief. And the president asked, “You had a chance to play college football at Florida, you had a chance to play college football at Notre Dame, you had a chance to play in the Rose Bowl, but you didn’t play football for a living.” He said, “I don’t know why I didn’t play football. But I always wanted to play football the way I played it as a kid. And now, I want to do the best I can do for four more years as president.”
NANCY RIVERA, CBS NEWS WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: The president went on to say: “I am going to work this through.” And here’s the way this all played out this year. There were reports out Thursday night, and the president decided to fire the national security advisor. And this led to the resignation of the national security advisor. And then, here are the new names. John Brennan, now the director of the CIA, comes out. He’s a career CIA man, and he’s the CIA director. And he’s also the director of the C.I.A., so he’s going to work very closely with the C.I.A. that he helped create, and he is not going to work directly on combatting cyber-attacks. He will be doing work on cyber-security, so not on cyber-security, but on cyber-security that the C.I.A. will oversee.
KIMBERLY GUTIERREZ, CBS NEWS WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: On the left side there’s John Brennan, who’s the director of the C.I.A., whose role was to do cyber-security, and on the right, the director of the