the WHITE HOUSEPresident Barack Obama

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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the President on Dennis Blair

Dennis Blair has a remarkable record of service to the United States, and I am grateful for his leadership as Director of National Intelligence.  Over the course of many decades, Admiral Blair has served with great integrity, intellect, and commitment to our country and the values that we hold dear.  During his time as DNI, our intelligence community has performed admirably and effectively at a time of great challenges to our security, and I have valued his sense of purpose and patriotism.  He and I both share a deep admiration for the men and women of our intelligence community, who are performing extraordinary and indispensable service to our nation.