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In the frenzied game of musical chairs that is the Trump administration, former CIA Director Mike Pompeo is set to become the next Secretary of State. It's an ideal time, then, to clarify details of his biography, including a rather major one: did Pompeo, as numerous profiles have stated, fight in the Gulf War?
A teenage hacker who rose to fame for hacking into the online accounts of former CIA director John Brennan, former director of intelligence James Clapper, and other high-profile US government employees, got sentenced to two years of prison on Friday. For a few months in late 2015 and early 2016, Kane ...

WASHINGTON — Central Intelligence Agency operatives have long run covert influence campaigns overseas. Now, the agency is mounting an unusually active, not very secret campaign in Washington. The C.I.A. is trying to ensure its deputy director, Gina Haspel, a career spy, is confirmed as its next ...
New details emerge about meeting between CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim Jong Un ... very prepared organized gave him hope for the engagement," said Victoria Coates, who is a special assistant to President Trump and Senior Director for International Negotiations with the National Security Council.
This article originally appeared on Just Security. Gina Haspel's morally indefensible role in the CIA's torture program makes her unqualified to be the new CIA director. What's worse, if confirmed as CIA director, she would be serving a president who has promised “to bring back waterboarding and . . . a hell ...
US president Donald Trump formally notified Congress on Tuesday that deputy Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Gina Haspel is his pick to lead the agency. Haspel, however, still faces a tough battle ahead, especially with lawmakers continuing to raise questions about her involvement in torture of ...

Trump confirms CIA Director's meeting with Kim Jong Un. Wed, Apr 18. CIA Director Mike Pompeo traveled secretly to North Korea over Easter weekend to meet with Kim Jong Un about a planned summit between the two leaders. Share Video; Facebook · Twitter · E-mail; Embed. Copy this code to your website or blog.
Updated at 9 a.m. ET. CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a secret visit to North Korea earlier this month and met with leader Kim Jong Un — a meeting that "went very smoothly," President Trump said on Wednesday. "A good relationship was formed," Trump said, adding that the direct contact with North ...
Despite having carried out a secret diplomatic meeting in North Korea, Mike Pompeo is facing challenges at home in becoming America's next top diplomat. Pompeo is a hard-line Republican, former businessman turned politician and President Donald Trump's pick to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of ...
... >> By the way, he just left North Korea. Had a great meeting with Kim Jong Un.>> US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his current CIA director spoke directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.>> And got along with him really well, really great.>> That makes Pompeo the most senior US ...
Somewhat lost in the Sturm und Drang over the nomination of Gina Haspel to be CIA director (DCIA) is the fact that she is the first CIA officer who spent her entire career in the operations side of the agency; further, the success or failure of her nomination will be determined by the Senate Select Committee ...
CIA Director Mike Pompeo failed to disclose links to a company owned by the Chinese government. Pompeo, who is set to attend a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday in hopes of filling the vacant Secretary of State role, left out his connection to a Chinese company during last year's confirmation to become head of ...
Yet, back in January 2017, the Senate did not seem to view these qualities as disqualifying for the job of CIA director. In fact, more than a dozen members of the Senate Democratic caucus voted to confirm Pompeo back then. They may have been swayed by Pompeo's charm during his confirmation hearing.
Officials at intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, Congress, and the White House told NBC News in September 2017 that the Trump administration had desires to expand the CIA's authority to conduct drone strikes in countries the United States was both at war with and ones they are not. And CIA director ...
An array of former intelligence and other government officials signed a letter to the Senate intelligence committee in support of Gina Haspel, the nominee for CIA director. Haspel, who is currently the deputy CIA director, was briefly in charge of a black site prison in Thailand during President George W.
As CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel's Senate confirmation hearing approaches, current and former national security officials are offering ... Michael Hayden, George Tenet, Porter Goss and John McLaughlin – signed the letter, as did three former directors of national intelligence and two former secretaries ...
In the other big spring fight that'll consume both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, look for Democrats to aggressively challenge Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel in her confirmation hearing to succeed Pompeo. The big picture: Dems plan to use these hearings to uncork numerous frustrations with President Trump and his ...

Brennan, who served as CIA director during the Obama administration, is a frequent critic of the president who accused Trump of being "unstable" and "unethical" in remarks earlier this month. Tags David Shulkin John Brennan Donald Trump CIA ronny jackson Veterans' Affairs VA. AddThis Sharing Buttons.
The president also appointed CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo as CIA director. As an undercover CIA officer, Haspel played a direct role in the agency's extraordinary rendition program, under which suspected militants were sent to foreign nations and held at secret facilities, where they ...
Gina Haspel, a Kentucky native, loves Johnny Cash so much she keeps a 5-foot-tall poster of the country music star in her office at the Central Intelligence Agency. She became a spy more than three decades ago, a time when few women filled that job, and rose through the ranks holding some of the ...
The official, Brett Bruen, who served as the White House director of global engagement from 2013 to 2015, said he warned colleagues on President Barack Obama's National Security Council in 2014 that America would be targeted by Russian trolls. Watching a segment of Bruen's interview on CNN's "New ...
Haspel has yet to be formally nominated for the CIA director post and Mike Pompeo remains atop the agency for now. But Trump selected him to become the next secretary of state as part of a broader reshuffling of his Cabinet and senior staff. Pompeo is expected to go through confirmation proceedings first ...
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain, whose experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam has established him as Congress' moral conscience on torture, asked CIA director nominee Gina Haspel to detail her role in the agency's enhanced interrogation program. Ms. Haspel's tenure at the CIA, where she ...
READ MORE: Trump's CIA director pick Gina Haspel known for overseeing 'torture' program. The CIA released a two-page memo Thursday that offered personal tidbits about Haspel, who faces an upcoming Senate confirmation hearing. She's a native of Kentucky who graduated with honours from the ...
(CNN) Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Friday toughened her stance against Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to be CIA director, saying she was "very wary" of promoting someone to run the agency who was involved in the George W. Bush administration's controversial CIA detention and interrogation ...
President Trump's nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gina Haspel, will become, if confirmed, the first career professional of the agency to rise through the ranks to the top job since William Colby in the 1970s. Some other directors, such as Robert Gates and John Brennan, had prior ...
WASHINGTON — John O. Brennan, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said Wednesday that he thought Russia may have some kind of compromising information on President Trump, setting off furious speculation about whether the former spy chief was basing that assertion on inside ...
Susan Pompeo, the wife of Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, has taken an unusually active and prominent role at the organization, and has ... "She has graciously volunteered her time, much like former directors' spouses, to drive initiatives that specifically make the lives of CIA officers and ...
I supervised Gina Haspel when I worked at the Central Intelligence Agency. I found her to be smart, tough and effective. ... Out of all of the chaos coming out of the White House these days, the one bit of promising news is the nomination of Haspel as the new CIA director. Confessing to a certain bias, I hope ...
Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan slammed U.S. President Donald Trump, telling him that he will not be able to "destroy America." Frustrated with Trump's actions, Brennan accused the U.S. president of corruption following the firing of Andrew McCabe, who is the deputy of ...
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.
KIRIAKOU: Gina Haspel and Jose Rodriguez, who at the time was the director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, destroyed the videotaped evidence ... SIMON: What do you make of the support of former CIA directors Michael Hayden, John Brennan and, for that matter, Senator Feinstein - who has been ...
Former CIA Director John Brennan in an extraordinary attack branded President Donald Trump a “disgraced demagogue” in the wake of the firing of ex-deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe. Trump celebrated the sacking of McCabe by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a tweet late Friday, calling it a “great ...
As director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo reportedly set up small teams of commandos to kill suspected terrorists, according to a report by BuzzFeed. Pompeo, who ... A Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird aircraft on display in the parking lot at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in McLean, Virginia, July 15, 2014.
WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency has emerged as the primary player in President Trump's audacious diplomatic opening to North Korea, ... Koreans speaks to the influence of Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director whom Mr. Trump chose this week to replace Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson.
As most CIA directors have, they checked their policy predispositions at the great seal and adopted a “just the facts” demeanor — both in public and behind closed doors. Not Mike Pompeo. Even in public, Pompeo never tried to play the part of CIA director. He not only didn't discard his policy views, but he ...
But the ambitious spymaster managed to stay at Trump's side throughout his thirteen-month tenure as the C.I.A. director, inflating his role in the process. Under U.S. law, the D.N.I. serves as the President's principal intelligence adviser and oversees the P.D.B., a summary of the most sensitive intelligence ...
But once the U.S. intelligence agencies had the documents — which detail collusion and some salacious allegations about Trump — Brennan, then-FBI Director James Comey and James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, delivered it to the new president Jan. 25, 2017, to make sure he ...
This March 21, 2017, photo provided by the CIA, shows CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel. Haspel, who joined the CIA in 1985, has been chief of station at CIA outposts abroad. President Donald Trump tweeted March 13, 2018, that he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the new secretary of state and that he ...
News Brief: Trump's CIA Director Pick, Pennsylvania Election, School Walkouts ... President Trump intends to tap Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to lead the agency, despite a controversial past. Also, we have the latest on the Pennsylvania congressional election. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email ...
Gina Haspel — a CIA operative who oversaw the torture of two terrorism suspects at a secret prison in Thailand and then helped destroy tapes of the ... and humbled by his confidence in me, to be nominated to be the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency,” Haspel said in a statement after the ...
Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo testifies on worldwide threats during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Feb. 13, 2018. President Trump removed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson March 13, 2018 and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
Haspel served as the deputy director of the National Clandestine Service for Foreign Intelligence and Covert Action. She was appointed deputy director of the CIA by Trump in February 2017. She has been awarded the George H. W. Bush Award for excellence in counterterrorism; the Donovan Award; the ...
As CIA director Mike Pompeo moves to become the United States' Secretary of State, deputy director Gina Haspel has been nominated to lead the agency. If confirmed by the Senate, she will become the first woman to run the CIA. Haspel's nomination will be controversial; she played a leading role (paywall) in running a ...
This undated photo released by the CIA, shows CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel. Haspel, who joined the CIA in 1985, has been chief of station at CIA outposts abroad. In Washington, she has held several top senior leadership positions, including deputy director of the National Clandestine Service and ...
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 ...
President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he will nominate Gina Haspel to become the new CIA director, replacing Mike Pompeo, who will ... “After thirty years as an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, it has been my honor to serve as its Deputy Director alongside Mike Pompeo for the ...
On this week's edition of 'Fox News Sunday,' CIA director Mike Pompeo spoke positively about the state of relations with North Korea. ... You know, John, I had a chance this weekend to reread the history, the CIA history of the negotiations that have taken the place over the last decades. I'll admit, I took a ...
Elissa Slotkin, a former CIA operative and Iraq director for the National Security Council, is one such Democrat hopeful. At the Pentagon she oversaw drone warfare, homeland defense and cyber warfare but is now setting her sights on the Eighth Congressional District of Michigan, a Republican-held seat ...
CIA Director John Brennan was angry. On Aug. 4, 2016, he was on the phone with Alexander Bortnikov, head of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), the intelligence agency that succeeded the KGB. The phone call was one of their regularly scheduled ones, the main subject once again the horrific civil ...


 

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