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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:03 PM

Meet Gina Haspel, Trumps Pick To Be The First Female CIA Director



Donald Trump has fired Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and said he would nominate CIA director Mike Pompeo as his replacement. The new director of the Central Intelligence Agency will be Gina Haspel, provided that her nomination is confirmed by the Senate.

Here are some important footnotes about Haspel’s career:

Haspel will be the first female CIA director in history. The position, which dates back to 1946 when President Truman established the CIA, has to this date been held by 24 different men.


Haspel has more than 30 years of history with the CIA. She joined the agency in 1985 and has served the majority of her career in clandestine operations.

In 2002, Haspel ran a “black site” prison in Thailand, which was part of a network of prisons established by the agency, as reported by the Washington Post. According to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report, Haspel oversaw “the waterboarding and other harsh techniques” used to interrogate Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, suspected al Qaeda terrorists.


Haspel has been linked to the illegal destruction of videotapes of these interrogations, but no prosecution ever came of it.


Haspel, currently acting deputy director of the CIA, has previously served as deputy director of the National Clandestine Service, deputy director of the National Clandestine Service for Foreign Intelligence and Covert Action, chief of staff for the director of the National Clandestine Service.


Haspel received numerous awards for her service. According to the CIA, Haspel has received the “George H. W. Bush Award for excellence in counterterrorism; the Donovan Award; the Intelligence Medal of Merit; and the Presidential Rank Award, the most prestigious award in the federal civil service.”

Trump told reporters Tuesday morning that Haspel is “an outstanding person who also I have gotten to know very well.”

http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/13/gina-haspel-trump-pick-first-female-cia-director/

I think the Democrats will look foolish attacking her

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:06 PM

1. It won't stop them from trying.

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Response to Horsefeathers (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:17 PM

2. If she were a Dem theyd unanimously approve her

Just like they loved Trump till he was Trump (R)

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 04:14 PM

3. C'mon Dems can't help themselves!!!!

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:14 PM

4. Let the foolishness begin...

"2. Looks like we're going a little more Nazi with Ms Haspel."

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/100210348753

"She will fit right in with Shitler."

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/100210349781

"5. Can't scrape the bottom of the barrel"

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142012384

There are plenty more...



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