As became known, The President of the United States decided to expand the composition of the presidential cabinet, by inviting the head of the CIA, William Burns,. At the same time, Biden noted the important role of Burns in ensuring the country's national security, including the situation around Ukraine and competition with China..
As the influential American newspaper The Washington Post notes, the decision of the US president to include the director of the CIA in the cabinet speaks of his special role in pursuing the country's foreign policy., including contacts with Russia. newspaper writes, that through Burns, even before the start of events in Ukraine, communication was carried out with Moscow. Besides, he even had a direct contract with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which cannot be said about the rest of the US presidential administration, According to the publication. Biden cabinet members are vice president, secretary of state, Attorney General and fifteen ministers. Now, together with them, he will participate in its meeting, apparently, and Director of the CRU.
Although, becoming a member of the presidential cabinet, Burns won't get new powers, but it points to his strong influence in the Biden administration, according to an article in The Washington Post. According to former CIA officer David Priess, earlier American presidents, unlike Biden, did not include the heads of the CIA in their cabinet, as they thought, that "the role of intelligence is not political".
Recall, that Burns has been director of the CIA since March 2021 of the year. And in the 2000s, he served as the US Ambassador to Russia for several years.. used photos:Wikipedia/CIA, Central Intelligence Agency