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U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper submits resignation

WATCH: Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper says he has submitted his letter of resignation, but plans to stay on until the end of the Obama administration.

WASHINGTON – The director of national intelligence says he’s formally submitted his resignation.

James Clapper has long said he planned to retire at the end of the Obama administration, and he told the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday that he submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday evening.

Committee members jokingly asked him to stay on for perhaps four more years. Clapper says his wife probably would have a problem with that.

Clapper has held the job since August 2010. Before that, he was a lieutenant general in the Air Force and director of the Defence Intelligence Agency.

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