Bush to Name Florida's Porter Goss as CIA Chief
Bloomberg -June 24
June 24 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush intends to name U.S. Representative Porter Goss, a former intelligence officer, as the new head of the Central Intelligence Agency, a Bush administration official said.
Goss, 65, will take over the intelligence agency from George Tenet, who announced his resignation on June 3, the official, who spoke on the condition he not be identified, said...
The Florida Republican was a clandestine CIA officer for a decade before he entering politics in 1974 by running for local office in Sanibel Florida. He was elected to the House in 1988 and is chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. Calls to Goss's office weren't immediately returned.
The Breakfast meeting with the ISI
On the morning of September 11, Pakistan's Chief Spy General Mahmoud Ahmad, the alleged "money-man" behind the 9-11 hijackers, was at a breakfast meeting on Capitol Hill hosted by Senator Bob Graham and Rep. Porter Goss, the chairmen of the Senate and House Intelligence committees.
"When the news [of the attacks on the World Trade Center] came, the two Florida lawmakers who lead the House and Senate intelligence committees were having breakfast with the head of the Pakistani intelligence service. Rep. Porter Goss, R-Sanibel, Sen. Bob Graham and other members of the House Intelligence Committee were talking about terrorism issues with the Pakistani official when a member of Goss' staff handed a note to Goss, who handed it to Graham. "We were talking about terrorism, specifically terrorism generated from Afghanistan," Graham said.