Trump: CIA needs Haspel to lead agency to ‘glorious’ future

SHARE Trump: CIA needs Haspel to lead agency to ‘glorious’ future

CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel, waves as she arrives for her meeting with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 7, 2018. | AP Photo

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the Central Intelligence Agency needs Gina Haspel, his pick to head the agency, to “lead them into America’s bright and glorious future!”

On Twitter Tuesday, Trump reiterated his defense of Haspel as tough on terror.

Her nomination has been met with resistance in Congress over her involvement in detaining and brutally interrogating terror suspects after 9/11. Her Senate confirmation hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. She would be the first woman to lead the CIA, if confirmed by the full Senate.

Trump tweeted that his “highly respected” nominee is being praised for her tough stance on terror. “This is a woman who has been a leader wherever she has gone. The CIA wants her to lead them into America’s bright and glorious future!” he said.


Trump defends CIA pick as ‘tough on terror’

Haspel cleared in waterboarding tapes probe

Trump’s CIA pick is career spymaster, oversaw secret prison

The Latest
Both the officer and the suspect were seriously wounded. The shooting June 5 was the third time a law enforcement officer in Chicago had been hit by gunfire in a span of days.
It’s unclear if Griffin will continue his heavy spending in Illinois politics after he and his Citadel hedge fund have packed up and left for Miami. But what was obvious was that his latest big bet on elections in this state was a big failure, up and down the ballot.
Prosecutors are seeking at least 25 years in prison for R. Kelly, who was convicted of sex trafficking last year in New York.
The race in the fall could overturn Democrats’ dominance of the state’s highest court.
Recent success for jumbos since the perch season reopened lends some immediate hope, long-term look is not as exciting; plus the Stray Cast.