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John McCain calls on Senate to reject Gina Haspel’s CIA nomination

Sen. John McCain of Arizona said he believed acting CIA director Gina Haspel's nomination to become the agency's top official should be scuttled. McCain, a former prisoner of war, attributed his decision to her inability to answer whether or not the use of torture was immoral.

How the White House is pushing through one of the most controversial nominees in recent history

The White House and the Republican National Committee are pulling out all the stops to push through Gina Haspel's nomination to serve as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, despite widespread opposition and skepticism about her past behaviour with the CIA.
President Trump addresses the CIA in Langley, Virginia on January 21.

Trump admin defended its torture-linked CIA nominee as a strong woman who’s ‘tough on terror’

President Donald Trump's tweet echoes press secretary Sarah Sanders' over the weekend that also framed Gina Haspel's nomination as a women's issue: "Any Democrat who claims to support women's empowerment and our national security but opposes her nomination is a total hypocrite," she said.

Trump’s CIA pick reportedly wanted to withdraw over her controversial past

President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, wanted to withdraw her bid over fears her past involvement in terror suspect interrogation programs would prevent her confirmation by the Senate, according to a Sunday report by The Washington Post.

The first photos have been released from Mike Pompeo’s meeting with Kim Jong Un

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted pictures of the two greeting each other.
CIA director Mike Pompeo.

News of CIA director Mike Pompeo’s secret trip to meet Kim Jong Un in North Korea comes on the same day multiple lawmakers indicated they won...

Pompeo's trip was meant to lay the groundwork for an upcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader.

Trump pardons former Bush administration official ‘Scooter’ Libby, says he ‘heard that he has been treated unfairly’

"Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice after a special prosecutor investigation.

H.R. McMaster used a ‘Seinfeld’ reference about George Costanza to critique US war strategy

McMaster would reportedly often say, "George Costanza in Seinfeld, 'leave on an up note' — just go in, do a lot of damage, and leave."

‘Why did you wait?’: Trump reportedly asked the CIA why it paused for target to walk away from his family before striking

President Donald Trump made the comments last year during his first full day in office, according to The Washington Post.
Gary Cohn

Trump reportedly offered Gary Cohn the job of CIA director — then changed his mind

President Trump reportedly offered former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn the job of CIA director before selecting Gina Haspel for the job.