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David Grannis is the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Prior to this post, he served as taff Director to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, under then-SSCI Chairman Senator Dianne Feinstein.

David Grannis became notable for his statements to the press in relation to the NSA spying, revealed by the Snowden disclosures.

He also was mentioned by Breitbart news as a suspect in relation to leaking derogatory information about President Trump.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag.</nowiki>Template:Dead link He studied chemistry and public policy, before moving to Washington, D.C. to work in Congress.[1]

SSCI Staff DirectorEdit

Grannis has served as Senate Select Committee on Intelligence staff director since January 2009<ref name="senate1">{{cite web|url=http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=3cf266f7-f072-f2e0-f845-f3292ccf8ca8 |title=Senator Feinstein Nominated by Senate Majority Leader to be Chairman of Senate Intelligence Committee |publisher=website of Senator Dianne Feinstein |date=2008-12-15 |accessdate=2014-03-07}}</ref> also serving as Chairman Feinstein’s adviser on national security matters. Grannis was Feinstein’s staff designee to the panel from 2005 to 2009.<ref name="senate1"/> He has been at various times the lead staff overseer of parts of the CIA’s intelligence budget, Iraq, and intelligence related to Israeli and Palestinian issues.<ref name="nationaljournal1"/> Prior to his appointment as SSCI Staff Director, Grannis worked for the House Homeland Security Committee between 2003-2005, and as senior policy advisor to House Representative Jane Harman from 2001-2003.,<ref>[http://www.censa.net/membership-directory-g.asp Biography of David Grannis (CENSA)]{{dead link|date=March 2014}}</ref> and as intelligence liaison for Senator Dianne Feinstein, between 2004 to 2009.

NSA statementsEdit

During the NSA leak scandal, Grannis served as a spokesperson at various points for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In October 2103, Senator Feinstein had indicated that the NSA collected cell phone geolocation data of U.S. citizens. Shortly thereafter, Grannis denied her statements,<ref name="Watkins">[http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/02/3665768/feinstein-appears-to-confirm-nsa.html#storylink=cpy Senate intelligence committee director denies NSA collects data on Americans’ cellphone locations], Ali Watkins, McClatchy Washington Bureau (Miami Herald Tribune, October 2, 2013)</ref> stating the Senator was "speaking extemporaneously".<ref name="Watkins"/> Grannis' denials were later proven false by pending Snowden disclosures, i.e. the NSA was, in fact, collecting geolocation data of U.S. citizen cell phone users.<ref>[http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/12/how-americans-were-deceived-about-cell-phone-location-data/282239/ How Americans Were Deceived About Cell-Phone Location], Conor Friersdorf, The Atlantic, 11 December 2013</ref> The administration made similar such denials<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.aclu.org/files/natsec/nsa/20130816/Section%20215%20-%20Obama%20Administration%20White%20Paper.pdf |title=Administration White Paper, Bulk Collection of Telephony Metadata Under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act |format=PDF |date=August 9, 2013 |accessdate=2014-03-07}}</ref> as did U.S. Courts,.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>


ReferencesEdit

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