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John Brennan's tenure as CIA director ended the same day that President Trump entered office last year, and since then, the former spy chief has been a relentless critic of the president. "I think he is dishonest, he lacks integrity, he has very questionable ethics and morality, and he views the world through a ...
A full Senate floor vote has confirmed CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state. The 57-42 vote came after a handful of Democrats facing re-election in states that voted for President Donald Trump, pledged their support for Pompeo's nomination. Earlier this week, he got a favorable ...

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who went on a secret mission to North Korea early this month, had "a great meeting" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, US President Donald Trump said today. "Mike Pompeo did go there (Pyongyang). He wasn't supposed to meet with Kim Jong Un but he did," he told Fox ...
The Senate confirmed CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday as the next secretary of State in a 57-42 vote. ... During his tenure as CIA director, Pompeo became a trusted advisor of President Donald Trump and has played a key role in preparations for Trump's planned summit with North Korean leader ...
The nomination of Mike Pompeo to be U.S. secretary of state has prompted powerful opposition from human rights groups because of his past support for CIA interrogation methods that amount to torture, his support for mass surveillance practices and his highly problematic views on the rights of Muslims, ...

Human spies will soon be relics of the past, and the CIA knows it. Dawn Meyerriecks, the Agency's deputy director for technology development, recently told an audience at an intelligence conference in Florida the CIA was adapting to a new landscape where its primary adversary is a machine, not a foreign ...
Spies are just like the rest of us: Robots are gunning for their jobs too. According to a CNN report, today's CIA agents are more likely to be tracked electronically than tailed by real people. Worse, this surveillance is constant, since machines can work around the clock. And the threat of cyberspies is far from ...
Description: MSNBC Anchor Richard Lui is joined by former intelligence officers and legal analysts to debate whether the former FBI director's memos align with public statements and if it bolsters Comey's credibility. David Priess, a former CIA agent, believes that the most important takeaway from these ...
A British teenager who gained notoriety for hacking a number of high profile United States government employees including former CIA director John Brennan and former director of intelligence James Clapper was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Eighteen-year-old Kane Gamble pleaded guilty to ...
In some quarters, nothing says “trust me” more than former CIA employees running for public office. With their classified employment histories mostly under wraps, the public can only hope that what the candidates claim is true. Take Scott Uehlinger, a 53-year-old former CIA operations officer running for ...
Trump fires Rex Tillerson. See More. CIA facing questions over Gina Haspel tweets. New Day. The CIA is facing questions after tweeting their support for Mike Pompeo's potential replacement as director, Gina Haspel. Source: CNN · CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode on. Anthony Bourdain ...
That dark chapter in CIA history has reemerged with President Trump's nomination of a new director, Gina Haspel, a career undercover officer who oversaw the Thai black site in late 2002. At her confirmation hearing, which is scheduled for May 9, Haspel will face sharp questions from senators who argue ...
The CIA released a memo related to Deputy Director Gina Haspel's work for the agency. But she has faced immense criticism for her reported role in destroying evidence of torture at a secret CIA prison. The agency released a 2011 internal memo that found Haspel was only doing what her superiors said ...
(CNN) The Central Intelligence Agency has declassified an internal memo that absolves Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA director, of responsibility for destroying videotapes showing the waterboarding of terrorism suspects in 2005, an issue that's been a key sticking point for ...
A Kingston dentist acquitted of killing his lover's husband but convicted of possessing forged documents purported to be from the CIA offered an ... "The identification document found on defendant's computer has the text 'Central Intelligence Agency' across the top, bears the CIA seal and a bar code, ...
Susan Pompeo, the wife of Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, has taken an unusually active and prominent role at the organization, and has fashioned herself as an unofficial "first lady of the CIA," according to people with knowledge of her activities. Pompeo, who is a volunteer at the CIA, ...

It's unclear why Trump changed his mind and ultimately named Gina Haspel as his choice for CIA director. Cohn does not have a background in the intelligence community, having come from Goldman Sachs before serving in the White House. He resigned earlier this month amid a disagreement with ...
Robert Baer (@RobertBaer) served as a CIA case officer mostly in the Middle East. He currently is an author and CNN contributor. I supervised Gina Haspel when I worked at the Central Intelligence Agency. I found her to be smart, tough and effective. Foreign liaison services who have worked with her ...
Washington (CNN) Former CIA Director John Brennan blasted President Donald Trump on Saturday after he tweeted about the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, calling the President ... America will triumph over you," Brennan, who was CIA head under President Barack Obama, tweeted.
Court filings, declassified documents and books written by those involved in the CIA's now-defunct interrogation program suggest Haspel didn't arrive at the ... Left: Gina Haspel, a veteran CIA clandestine officer picked by U.S. President Donald Trump to head the Central Intelligence Agency, is shown in this ...
Trump tweeted Tuesday that CIA Director Mike Pompeo will replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and that he has selected Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo. Haspel, the current deputy CIA director, also helped carry out an order that the agency destroy its waterboarding videos. That order prompted a ...
(CNN) Donald Trump's elevation of Gina Haspel to director of the CIA is historic: She will be the first woman to lead the agency. While the announcement comes amid the chaos of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's firing and the move of present CIA Director Mike Pompeo to run the State Department, ...
In April 1953, the Central Intelligence Agency received its first report of what would become the most recognized weapon of the 20th century: the AK-47 assault rifle. Within twenty years, the mysterious “submachine gun” sighted on the outskirts of Leningrad would spread worldwide, carried by soldiers, ...
In this December 2006 file photo, a detainee is escorted by military guards from his annual Administrative Review Board hearing at the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In April 2009, President Barack Obama granted immunity to CIA officers involved in tough terror interrogations as he released ...
Rachel Martin talks to Michael Hayden, a former CIA director and ex-National Security Agency director, about Trump's pick for CIA director, Gina Haspel, and about outgoing director Mike Pompeo. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email ...
WASHINGTON DC — President Donald Trump has tweeted that Secretary Rex Tillerson is out, and will be replaced by Mike Pompeo. Pompeo is currently the Director of the CIA. Replacing Pompeo will be Gina Haspel, and will be the first woman to be chosen in that position. The decision comes amidst ...
Utah Republican Rep. Chris Stewart speaks before the House Republican Caucus Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Stewart compared President Donald Trump's governing style to Rodney Dangerfield's golfer character in "Caddyshack," saying that while the president's ...
John McLaughlin, a former acting director of the CIA, talks about the Rex Tillerson shakeup and about the president's choice to replace Mike Pompeo at the CIA: deputy director Gina Haspel. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast. Listen on NPR One · Apple Podcasts ...
Long before Wikileaks was promoting “radical transparency” in the digital age, CounterSpy was publishing a magazine that named CIA station chiefs and exposed covert operations. Now, 23 issues from its 32-issue run have been pulled from the CIA's own archives and digitized for your perusal. We can ...
Trump's favorite lie is that there was “no collusion” between his campaign and the Russians to influence the 2016 election. But his own CIA director can't back that up. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday” this weekend, substitute host John Roberts noted Trump's fondness for this lie. Roberts asked CIA ...
FILE PHOTO - A combination photo shows a Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) handout of Kim Jong Un released on May 10, 2016, and Donald Trump posing for a photo in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA handout via Reuters/File Photo & REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Sunday an upcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not just for show. "President Trump isn't doing this for theater. He's going to solve a problem," said Pompeo ...
In the film, agent Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) is a white CIA operative (spoiler!) whose selfless heroics help the Wakandans save their kingdom. However given the intelligence agency's checkered history, especially in Africa, the CIA's star billing and heroic turn in a celebration of black empowerment ...
Steve Coll was in a prime position to address the issue of regional interference in his latest book, Directorate S. The author rightly won a Pulitzer prize for Ghost Wars, which charted the CIA's covert programmes in Afghanistan from the invasion of the Soviets in 1979 to the rise of Osama Bin Laden.
Squamish's Graham E. Fuller worked for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency for more than two decades, and that is not even the most interesting thing about the guy. The American-born author of numerous non-fiction books about the Middle East has also been a professor and was a senior political ...
Brennan, a frequent critic of Trump, led the CIA when a declassified report from the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies was released that said Russia created an influence campaign aimed at interfering in the 2016 election. Trump in November called Brennan and other intelligence leaders “political ...
Well before the 2016 presidential election, the CIA received intelligence from the UK about President Donald Trump's communications with Russia during his presidential campaign. Shortly afterward, they also received a confidential package containing information about Russian President Vladimir Putin's involvement in ...
John Brennan, the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency under Barack Obama, called out President Trump on Twitter, hours after the president suggested that the Obama administration launched its Russia probe to help Hillary Clinton. Go deeper: Trump's question about Obama and Russian meddling — ...
In the new film Red Sparrow, a CIA officer walks alone in Moscow's Gorky Park. There's a hand-off — a brush pass in the darkness with a Russian agent. Then all goes wrong: Police lights flash, gunshots ring. The CIA officer runs for his life straight to the gates of the American Embassy. Jennifer Lawrence ...
OTTAWA -- The former director of the CIA says Canada should be concerned about potential interference, Russian or otherwise, in the fast-approaching 2019 federal election. "I think any democracy these days needs to be concerned about foreign interference in their elections," said John Brennan in an ...
Former CIA chief John Brennan is worried. He used to be angry, but now more than anything he's concerned about the future of the country because President Donald Trump's overall incompetence at being commander in chief means there will be “rough waters ahead,” Brennan said in an interview with ...
The former CIA chief under President Obama went on to hit Trump for tweeting at actor Alec Baldwin over his "Saturday Night Live" impression of the president rather than responding to Putin, who announced the previous day the development of missiles he claimed would render defense systems "useless.".
It's not nice to mess around with the Clintons… or the CIA – ask Harmon Wilfred. Wilfred, a CIA whistle blower, claims to be in possession of evidence and testimony against Bill and Hillary Clinton that could have significant influence on New Zealand foreign policy. Wilfred says the setting up of the Clinton ...
The UK's Chemical Industries Association (CIA) and law firm Squire Patton Boggs have jointly produced a guide that sets out critical issues for the chemicals industry as Britain prepares to leave the EU. CIA has repeated its stance that the UK chemicals industry wants to continue to secure access to the EU ...
Joel Edgerton had his work cut out starring as a CIA agent opposite Jennifer Lawrence in spy thriller Red Sparrow. He tells Laura Harding why he is not smooth enough for the spy life and what it was like to work with the Hollywood megastar. Clumsy is not a word you would associate with a spy. Suave ...
Former CIA Director John Brennan joined Mike Collins to discuss the national security challenges the nation has faced and continues to face, from Russian interference in our election cycle and their planting of fake news in social media, to the threat posed by North Korea to pressures in the Middle East.
A Russian man accused of trying to smuggle about 900 pounds of cocaine from Argentina to Russia said the CIA was behind the massive drug-trafficking operation and that he has been set up. The suspect, Andrei Kovalchuk, is the man authorities accuse of being the mastermind behind the appearance of ...
A review of a file released to MuckRock on Project MOCKINGBIRD sheds new light on a Central Intelligence Agency program of domestic surveillance that targeted a pair of journalists. In the process, it dispels old myths, highlights and clarifies an error in CIA's Family Jewels and an omission in the ...
A federal judge Wednesday dismissed a complaint by a Cuban-American employee of the CIA, and his attorney said the decision may put a chill on other whistleblower charges from within the intelligence community. The employee, a Miami native who goes by the pseudonym James S. Pars, alleged that ...


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