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Then-CIA nominee Gina Haspel in May 2018.

Trump accused of ‘cover-up’ after reportedly barring CIA director Gina Haspel from briefing Senate on Khashoggi killing

The White House reportedly refused to allow CIA Director Gina Haspel to attend a Senate briefing on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing.
Gina Haspel, pictured here in May 2018, reportedly heard the footage.

CIA director reportedly heard the audio of Khashoggi’s killing in Saudi Arabia’s consulate

Turkish officials for two weeks touted the existence of an audio recording of Jamal Khashoggi being killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, but they hadn't shared it with other countries.

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.
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.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017.

The Trump administration’s biggest shakeup yet points to a huge shift in US-Russia relations

The US is on track for a more dovish State Department and a hawkish CIA when it comes to dealing with Russia.

MEET THE CABINET: Here are the 24 people Trump has appointed to the top leadership positions

President Donald Trump's Cabinet is in flux again. Meet who he has chosen to counsel him.
Protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court in January 2017 to mark 15 years since the first prisoners were brought to the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

‘She was up to her eyeballs in torture’: Trump’s nominee for CIA director oversaw the torture of detainees under Bush

Gina Haspel, the president's pick to lead the CIA, helped implement the agency's torture program under the George W. Bush administration.
Gina Haspel.

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

President Donald Trump has appointed Gina Haspel as the new head of the CIA, but the longtime intelligence officer has a controversial past.