Category Archives: Gina Haspel

DCIA — Gina Haspel Presented with the 2018 William J. Donovan Award [Biography]

“Jane Wallis Burrell was in the OSS from 1943-1945, and was a case officer in X-2 in France and Germany. She segued into the SSU, the CIG, and then the CIA, and was recognized as the first CIA officer to … Continue reading

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Khashoggi Murder — CIA Director Gina Haspel Travels to Turkey

“They assured me they will conduct a complete, thorough investigation of all of the facts surrounding Mr. Khashoggi and will do so in a timely fashion. And that his report itself will be transparent.I told President Trump this morning that … Continue reading

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CIA & Torture — Gina Haspel Thailand Cables Declassified (UPDATE: Detailed Chronology Released)

“These cables confirm the findings of the Senate Intel report, and show why the release of a nominee’s FULL record before confirmation is absolutely necessary. We shouldn’t rely on restricted & incomplete records to evaluate nominees – whether to the … Continue reading

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CIA Director Gina Haspel — First Public Appearance (U. of Louisville, Sept. 24 2018)

“No foreign challenge has had a more direct impact on American families and communities…than the flow of opioids and other drugs into our country. That’s why the CIA is going to invest more heavily in our counter-narcotics effort abroad to … Continue reading

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CIA Director Gina Haspel : Agency Must Focus on Nation State Rivals

“Among my greatest pleasures as director are my relationships with foreign counterparts who come to visit. And I made it a tradition that when … foreign heads of service visit Langley, Virginia, and sit with me in my office, I … Continue reading

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CIA & Torture — Gina Haspel Thailand Cables Declassified

“These cables confirm the findings of the Senate Intel report, and show why the release of a nominee’s FULL record before confirmation is absolutely necessary. We shouldn’t rely on restricted & incomplete records to evaluate nominees – whether to the … Continue reading

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Remarks by CIA Director Gina Haspel at Swearing-In Ceremony

“As the Director, I want the current CIA leadership team to be role models and mentors for our next generation of officers who will walk the streets of far-flung capitals and work the late nights here at Headquarters and abroad.” … Continue reading

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CIA Director Nominee — Senate Intel Committee Votes 10-5 in Favour of Gina Haspel

“Ms. Haspel’s role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing. Her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying. I believe the Senate should exercise its duty of advice and consent and reject this nomination.” US Senator John … Continue reading

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CIA Director Nominee — Senate Intel Committee to Vote on Wednesday

“Ms. Haspel’s role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing. Her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying. I believe the Senate should exercise its duty of advice and consent and reject this nomination.” US Senator John … Continue reading

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CIA Gina Haspel — The Director in Her Labyrinth

“O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!” Sir Walter Scott “When it comes to bullying, Gina Haspel is the real deal, and The Donald is a pussycat by comparison. Whom has he ever waterboarded? … Continue reading

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