Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced he submitted his letter of resignation to the House Select Committee on Intelligence Wednesday night, he said.
"(I) submitted my letter of resignation last night, which felt pretty good," Clapper said.
His resignation could signal a significant overhaul of the nation's intelligence community leadership. Clapper spent a number of years working for the Obama administration.
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Clapper: Resignation 'felt pretty good'
He added: "I have 64 days left and I'd have a pretty hard time with my wife going past that."
All members of an outgoing administration must submit a resignation at some point -- it's is generally up to the incoming president's administration to decide whether to ask that appointee to stay in their post, or nominate a new person for the role.
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