Category Archives: Gina Haspel

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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CIA Director Nominee — John McCain to US Senate: “Reject 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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Former CIA officer Ray McGovern Forcibly Removed from CIA Haspel Senate Hearing

“Do we want to be a nation whose CIA Director will not be able to visit the heads of counterpart services for fear of arrest under the principle of universal jurisdiction for the torture she is known to have led? … Continue reading

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CIA Director Nominee — Senate Committee Urged to Reject Haspel Following Hearing

“Haspel showed no remorse about the CIA’s use of torture and admitted that she advocated for the destruction of evidence of torture despite knowing that senior officials in Congress and the White House objected. In a shocking new revelation, it … Continue reading

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Former CIA Ray McGovern : “The First Woman Picked to Lead CIA, But Not the First War Criminal”

“Haspel is not the first government official with involvement in torture, or other types of war crimes. This is a government with no accountability. But her hands are particularly dirty, having both run a secret CIA torture prison, and then … Continue reading

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National Security Archive Sues CIA for Gina Haspel Torture Cables

“Expedited processing is clearly warranted in this instance, as Gina Haspel’s Senate confirmation hearing for CIA Director is slated for May 9.” The National Security Archive “My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because … Continue reading

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CIA Director Nominee — Gina Haspel and the ‘Black Site’ in Thailand (UPDATE : Udon Thani Site Officially Identified)

“Many experts believe it was situated at a former U.S. intelligence post in the remote northeastern province of Udon Thani. Some say it was at an air base southeast of Bangkok that U.S. forces have used as a refueling hub … Continue reading

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