He has been since 2010 Director of National Intelligence, a post which falls directly under the president. The intelligence director plays a key role in US security policy and advises, among others, the president about it. The next president, Donald Trump, will appoint the successor Clapper.
Among the possible candidates is a former deputy director Clapper, Robert Cardillo, a retired General Ronald Burgess, and a former Republican lawmaker, American Pete Hoekstra was born in Groningen.
All by Obama in the White House appointed government officials should resign his January 20 to 12. 00 no longer in service.