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Trump CIA Nominee, Gina Haspel, Faces Tough Road To Senate Confirmation

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The current deputy director of the CIA is well respected by intelligence professionals, but she is tied inextricably with dark chapters involving torture.
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A controversial intelligence officer who ran a secret US prison in Thailand would be the first female CIA chief

A controversial intelligence officer who ran a secret US prison in Thailand would be the first female CIA chief

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President Donald Trump has appointed Gina Haspel as the new head of the CIA.
Haspel is set to become the first woman to ever lead the spy agency, where she is currently serving second-in-command under Director Mike Pompeo.
But Haspel, who has spent decades in US intelligence, has a controversial past.
Gina Haspel, a longtime intelligence officer who ran a secret US prison in Thailand, is poised to become the first woman to lead the CIA.
The move came on Tuesday when President Donald Trump announced he would replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with current CIA director Mike Pompeo...
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She ran a ‘black site' in Thailand: Meet Gina Haspel, 1st woman to head CIA

She ran a ‘black site' in Thailand: Meet Gina Haspel, 1st woman to head CIA

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There has been a revolution in the shady world of US espionage after Donald Trump named a woman as CIA head for the first time. RT looks at the top spy, who rights activists accused of overseeing torture and demanded her arrest.
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What to Know About Gina Haspel, the New Director of the CIA

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With her promotion to director of the CIA, Gina Haspel becomes the first woman to hold that job. It's a high profile position, but Haspel has been a pretty low profile person up until this point. So who will be running the government's spy agency?
Haspel, who replaces new secretary of state Mike Pompeo , has been with the agency since 1985, spending much of her career undercover. She has received several awards, including the George H. W. Bush Award for excellence in counterterrorism and the Presidential Rank Award, the highest award in the federal civil service. She also has overseen the...
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Who is Gina Haspel? Trump says he has named first woman CIA director

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On Tuesday President Donald Trump announced that Gina Haspel would become the next director of the CIA after current director, Mike Pompeo, becomes Secretary of State. If confirmed, Trump said she'll become the first female in the position. Here's what we know about her.
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