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Peter Thiel up for top U.S. intelligence post, could go after Google and Amazon: report

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Might Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley’s most famous Trump supporter, take a top post in the administration?

The billionaire entrepreneur has been in talks to become chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, which independently monitors the nation’s intelligence agencies, according to a new story in Vanity Fair.

“I cannot overstate his impact on the transition,” former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told the magazine.

Thiel’s influence has included recommending his former chief of staff, Michael Kratsios, as deputy chief technology officer.

Thiel has also reportedly weighed in on issues including antitrust policy, the drug-approval process and cybersecurity.

Bannon, who was interviewed in July (a month before he left the White House), added: “You will see in the near term that Peter will be taking on new responsibilities, like intelligence.”

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