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Hagel (finally) to join administration

From NBC's Chuck Todd
Former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel will be at the White House event this afternoon where he'll be named by the president as co-chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board.

Sources confirm this account in the trade pub, Foreign Policy.

According to THEIR report, Hagel will be charged with "overseeing the work of the intelligence agencies for the president and unvestigating violations of the law" by folks in this community.

Hagel never did endorse John McCain in the 2008 campaign and Hagel's wife was a donor to Obama. It was a poorly held secret that Hagel preferred Obama over McCain. It's been surprising that it's taken the White House this long to find a place for Hagel as he'd been one of those Republicans long rumored to join the administration in some capacity.