One line item right now, I’ll post an update as more details emerge. Reuters has a placeholder at:
CIA Director George Tenet is resigning for personal reasons, President Bush said Thursday.
Reuters now has another article with the full details in “Tenet Resigns as Head of CIA”.
Wonkette questions the timing of the announcement — invoking Karl Rove as the possible initiator in “Tenet Resigns: Has Rove Risen Again?” The announcement comes at a time when “all the varsity league White House correspondents are already in Rome”, she goes on to note that it won’t really help deflect attention: “Of course, you don’t always need to rig things so that you’re playing the B team. Sometimes the B team is already playing.”
MSNBC has slightly more information on the events surrounding the resignation as well as a bio in “George Tenet resigns as CIA director”. It also cites that his last day is July 11th.