The daggers are out in the U.S. spy world — for each other.
And the job of breaking up the fight in the ring of shadows has gone to the White House, which is expected to rule soon.
In one corner is the CIA, established by President Truman, when he signed the National Security Act of 1947, to coordinate the country’s intelligence activities.
In the other corner is the DNI, which began operating in 2005 as a coordinator of all intelligence agencies after being created in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
And in the middle (not a place anyone would volunteer to be in this battle) is the White House.
Vice President Joe Biden let the cat out of the bag in an interview with ABC’s “This Week” that a settlement of the dispute was close at hand. “I think we’re well on the way to that being solved.”