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CIA Is Looking
for a Few Good Spies
Jan 5, 2021 10:09 AM CST
CIA Is Looking for a Few Good Spies
New website seeks to entice a wide range of recruits
- Wanted: spies from all backgrounds and walks of life. Striving to further diversify its ranks, the CIA launched a new website Monday to find top-tier candidates who will bring a broader range of life experiences to the nation's premier intelligence agency, per the AP . The days of all American...
Trump Publicly Breaks With
His Top Intelligence Officials
Jan 30, 2019 9:23 AM CST
Trump Publicly Breaks With His Top Intelligence Officials
He tweets his thoughts on ISIS, Iran, North Korea
- President Trump disagrees with his top security officials, and he made that publicly known on Wednesday. His morning tweets to that end followed the testimony given before Congress on Tuesday by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA Director Gina Haspel as part of what the AP reports is...
Senator on Saudi Prince:
There Was a 'Smoking Saw'
Dec 4, 2018 1:54 PM CST
Senator on Saudi Prince: There Was a 'Smoking Saw'
After briefing with CIA director Gina Haspel, senators are convinced
- Senators came out of a closed-door briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday with some pretty unequivocal opinions about Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's involvement in Jamal Khashoggi's October death. What you need to know:
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker put it like so: "
Senators Defy Trump
on Saudi Arabia
Nov 29, 2018 3:00 AM CST
Senators Defy Trump on Saudi Arabia
Vote on Yemen was rebuke to president, Saudis
- Defying President Trump, senators sent a strong signal that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37 vote, the Senate opted to move forward with legislation calling for an end to US involvement in the Saudi-led war in...
Saudi Arabia Makes Huge
Concession in Khashoggi Death
Oct 25, 2018 6:37 AM CDT
Saudi Arabia Makes Huge Concession in Khashoggi Death
Public prosecutor says his death was a planned operation, after CIA chief hears audio
- Saudi Arabia's ever-changing explanation of Jamal Khashoggi's death just changed again in a huge way: The nation's public prosecutor said Thursday for the first time that Saudi agents killed the journalist as part of a planned mission, reports the
. But he apparently did not specify...
Saudi Prince's Day: A Jarring
Handshake, Standing Ovation
Oct 23, 2018 11:47 AM CDT
Saudi Prince's Day: A Jarring Handshake, Standing Ovation
'MBS' receives Khashoggi's son at palace, attends financial summit
- A photo released by the Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday shows a striking handshake—one between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The crown prince is suspected of playing a role in the murder of Khashoggi , but he and his father, King Salman,...
in Closest Vote for
CIA Pick in 7 Decades
May 17, 2018 4:57 PM CDT
Haspel Confirmed in Closest Vote for CIA Pick in 7 Decades
Both parties were split in Senate vote
- The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday as the first female director of the CIA following a difficult nomination process that reopened an emotional debate about brutal interrogation techniques in one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency's history. The 54-45 vote split both parties, with six Democrats...
Votes to Endorse
Haspel as CIA Director
May 16, 2018 10:50 AM CDT
Senate Panel Votes to Endorse Haspel as CIA Director
Full Senate will now vote on Haspel's confirmation
- Gina Haspel won the endorsement of the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday, with the panel voting 10-5 to advance her nomination as CIA director to the full Senate. Haspel, who would be the first woman to lead the Central Intelligence Agency and the second person to lead the agency after being...
Looks Almost Certain
May 15, 2018 4:14 PM CDT
After Letter, Haspel's Confirmation Looks Almost Certain
She wrote that CIA should not have conducted controversial interrogation program
- Gina Haspel wouldn't come right out and say it during her public confirmation hearing last week , but in a new letter, she writes that the controversial post-9/11 detention and "enhanced" interrogation program "is not one the CIA should have undertaken." Haspel, President Trump's pick to...
Meghan McCain: 'These
People Are Nothing Burgers'
May 11, 2018 12:59 PM CDT
Meghan McCain: 'These People Are Nothing Burgers'
Senator's daughter wonders why Kelly Sadler, who insulted her dad, still has a job
- White House aide Kelly Sadler reportedly called Meghan McCain Thursday to apologize for an insensitive remark she'd made about McCain's seriously ill father, Sen. John McCain, at an internal meeting of communications staffers earlier that day. Sadler's original comment, in response to John McCain saying he opposes...
What We Did
May 11, 2018 11:15 AM CDT
Dick Cheney: What We Did Wasn't Torture
'If it were my call, I'd do it again'
- Former Vice President Dick Cheney said the US should restart the harsh detention and interrogation practices used on terror suspects after 9/11, and called on the Senate to confirm CIA nominee Gina Haspel. Brutal interrogation practices are currently banned under US law, but debate on the issue has re-surfaced during...
White House Aide on McCain:
'He's Dying Anyway'
May 11, 2018 3:20 AM CDT
White House Aide on McCain: 'He's Dying Anyway'
Insiders say staffer Kelly Sadler mocked his illness
- There was "discomfort" during a closed-door White House meeting of communications staffers Thursday when special assistant Kelly Sadler made light of Sen. John McCain's terminal illness, sources tell the
Sadler, discussing the Republican senator's opposition to Gina Haspel becoming CIA director , said: "It doesn't...
McCain Throws Possible
Wrench Into CIA Vote
May 10, 2018 6:50 AM CDT
McCain Throws Possible Wrench Into CIA Vote
Former POW opposes Gina Haspel over her support of harsh interrogation
- Gina Haspel's path to becoming the next CIA director must now overcome a late new hurdle from John McCain. The Arizona senator issued a statement Wednesday night urging his fellow senators to reject her because of her role in the agency's interrogation tactics under George W. Bush, reports...
Has 6 Paragraphs
May 9, 2018 12:23 PM CDT
9/11 Architect Has 6 Paragraphs of Information About Haspel
And more from Gina Haspel's confirmation hearing
- President Trump's controversial pick to lead the CIA is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday—and the man behind the 9/11 attacks is hoping to weigh in. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, currently detained at Guantanamo Bay, this week asked a military judge at Gitmo for permission to share six...
CIA Nominee Offered to Quit
Over Interrogation Background
May 6, 2018 3:30 PM CDT
CIA Nominee Offered to Quit Over Interrogation Background
Gina Haspel's role in agency's past techniques has sparked controversy
- Gina Haspel , President Trump's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, offered to withdraw her nomination amid concerns that a debate over a harsh interrogation program would tarnish her reputation and that of the CIA. That's according to two senior administration officials speaking on condition of anonymity...
First Female Nominee to Lead
CIA Has Controversial Resume
Mar 13, 2018 11:24 AM CDT
First Female Nominee to Lead CIA Has Controversial Resume
Gina Haspel has ties to agency's waterboarding program
- With his decision to move CIA chief Mike Pompeo into the post of secretary of state, President Trump made a little history. He also nominated Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo, thus setting her up to be the first woman to run the spy agency. The nomination must be confirmed by...
CIA's New No. 2 Ran a
Secret Prison in Thailand
Feb 3, 2017 4:00 AM CST
CIA's New No. 2 Ran a Secret Prison in Thailand
Gina Haspel is the first female to hold the position
- Gina Haspel ran a "black site" CIA prison in Thailand where detainees were tortured—and now she's a step away from running the entire CIA. The veteran officer was named Thursday as deputy director, making her the first female spy to hold the No. 2 position, reports Reuters...
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