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CIA’s John Rizzo Talks


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John Rizzo talks with Stetson Law students on Nov. 23.

On Nov. 23, John Rizzo, acting general counsel of the CIA, spoke to Stetson University College of Law Professor Luz Nagle’s seminar students. An article by L.A. Times writer Greg Miller in the June 29 called Rizzo “The most influential career lawyer in CIA history.”

Rizzo, who joined the CIA in 1976 and  will retire this December, spoke about his 32-year career in the Office of Legal Counsel at the CIA and his  role in shaping national security law and foreign policy, particularly  in the  period since the  September 11  terrorist attacks.