By Ben Kamisar
Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) is joining CNN as a national security commentator just days after his official retirement from Congress, where he served as chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence.
The former FBI special agent and U.S. Army officer served seven terms in the House before he decided to retire in 2014 to do a syndicated radio show.
During his tenure, he regularly took to the airwaves to talk about national security and counterterrorism. During his four years as chairman, the committee dealt with the Benghazi consulate attacks, the Edward Snowden leak and the controversial CIA report that critics have dubbed the “torture report.”
Rogers is also well known for his support of Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protection Act, which would allow private companies to share information with the government to help protect against cyber threats. It passed the House in 2013, but languished in the Senate.