Confirmation Process Begins for Intelligence Nominee

John Negroponte speaks at a Senate hearing on his nomination

hide captionJohn Negroponte speaks at a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination for the new post of Director of National Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 12, 2005.

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John Negroponte, President Bush's nominee for the new position of National Intelligence Director, testifies at his Senate confirmation hearing. Negroponte may face tough questions about his actions while serving in Central America during the Contra War, but he is expected to win easy confirmation.

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