Tag Archives: Gina Cheri 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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CIA Deputy Director — A Short Biography of Vaughn Bishop

“I am honored to come home to the CIA to serve with Director Haspel on the leadership team. As a career officer, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. I have tremendous respect for the men and women of the Agency, … Continue reading

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Remembering Senator John McCain : “CIA Torture Policies Stained Our National Honor” (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018)

“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 — Memorial Ceremony 2018

“Today, we held our annual Memorial Ceremony to remember, honor, & celebrate the courageous CIA officers who died in the line of duty for their country.” CIA Twitter (June 12 2018) The CIA’s Memorial Ceremony began in 1987 and is … 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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U.S. Senate Confirms Gina Haspel as CIA Director

“I knew in my gut when I saw the video of the first plane hitting the tower in Manhattan that it was Bin Laden. I got up from my desk and, like many others, walked over to the Counterterrorism Center … 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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