By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON — A key FBI official, Arthur M. Cummings II, executive assistant director for the FBI’s National Security Branch at headquarters– which includes weapons of mass destruction, counterintelligence and counterterrorism — is retiring soon to work for a financial institution in Connecticut.
Cummings, who has been an agent for 22-years, had served in his latest position since January 2008. Over the years, he held a number of posts in the FBI including special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism and Intelligence Branch at the Washington field office. He is former Navy Seal and speaks Mandarin Chinese. His replacement has not been announced.
In other developments in the FBI, Memphis’ top FBI agent My Harrison, who has headed the office for the past five years, is moving to Washington to take over as as deputy assistant director for the FBI’s Security Division, which includes FBI background checks and building security, authorities said. Her replacement in Memphis has not been announced.