Category Archives: Gina Haspel

RUMINT — DCIA Gina Haspel to Step Down After Election [Who will run Biden’s CIA?]

“A couple of people at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence would have to go, absolutely. Probably Gina Haspel would have to go, too. Gina is a good woman, but she would have to go.” Michael Hayden — … Continue reading

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RUMINT — DCIA Gina Haspel to Step Down After Election [Biography]

“I wrote a letter to the CIA on my manual college typewriter. I mailed it to CIA with my résumé. I didn’t have an address. So I just put: CIA. Washington, D.C. And here I am.” DCIA Gina Haspel — … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — NYT Apologizes For Misreporting On Skripal Incident

“I made a significant error in my April 16 profile of Gina Haspel. It took a while to figure out where I went wrong. Here is the correction: […] The intelligence about the ducks and children were based on an … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Gina Haspel Thailand Cables Declassified [CIA & Torture]

“These cables confirm the findings of the Senate Intel report, and show why the release of a nominee’s FULL record before confirmation is absolutely necessary. We shouldn’t rely on restricted & incomplete records to evaluate nominees – whether to the … Continue reading

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NYT Apologizes For Misreporting On Skripal Incident

“I made a significant error in my April 16 profile of Gina Haspel. It took a while to figure out where I went wrong. Here is the correction: […] The intelligence about the ducks and children were based on an … Continue reading

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The CIA Book of Honor — Gina Haspel Visits Auburn University

“As I look back on my first year as Director, I am more in awe of the men and women at CIA than ever be. And I know that Auburn graduates also know a thing or two about serving our … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — “Gina, She-Wolf of the CIA” by Larry Beinhart

“Gina [Haspel] has her defenders. Some on the left. Some who are very reputable people. They depict her as being very competent, thorough, and professional. But no one ever accused the Nazis of being sloppy, inept, and amateurish. They were … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Hanns-Joachim Gottlob Scharff : “Without Torture”

“Everyone at the CIA in the post-Sept. 11 era was simply doing what they were asked to do in the aftermath of a crisis.” General Michael Hayden — former NSA and CIA Director “The fact that a person acted pursuant … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Gina Haspel CIA Nomination Reopens Old Wounds

“The torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history. Ms. Haspel needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA’s interrogation program during the confirmation … Continue reading

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TOP INTEL TODAY 2018 STORIES — #3 : A Biography of CIA Director Gina Haspel

“I supervised Gina Haspel when I worked at the Central Intelligence Agency. I found her to be smart, tough and effective. Foreign liaison services who have worked with her uniformly walked away impressed. Out of all of the chaos coming … Continue reading

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