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    Former CIA Officer to Run for US President as Third Party Candidate

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    Former CIA officer and conservative Republican Evan McMullin said in a statement on Monday that he will launch a third party campaign for US President.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The 40-year-old McMullin is the chief policy director of the US House Republican Conference, and former senior adviser on national security issues for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

    "America deserves much better than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton can offer us," McMullin told ABC News. "I humbly offer myself as a leader who can give millions of disaffected Americans a conservative choice for President."

    ​McMullin is expected to file paperwork on Monday to make his campaign for US president official, according to media reports.

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