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Mar 14, 2018
Trump's CIA pick Gina Haspel is career spymaster, oversaw secret prisonPresident Donald Trump's pick to be the next — and first female — director of the clandestine agency has conflicting public reputations. If confirmed, the 61-year-old career spymaster will succeed Mike Pompeo, who is replacing ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Mar 14, 2018
Gina Haspel torture record sparks strong pushbackJohn McCain, the US senator subjected to brutal treatment as a prisoner in North Vietnam, questioned Tuesday the nomination of a CIA official once involved in torture to lead the spy agency.
Mar 13, 2018
Trump sacking Rex Tillerson is not about policy, it's personalPresident Donald Trump is telling reporters that he made the decision to oust embattled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "by myself". No surprises there, knives have been out between the two almost from Day One. Rex Tillerson's sacking has little to do with policy and much more to do with personal animosity over months of acrimonious exchanges. Trump seems to take special kind of pleasure in letting sacked bureaucrats get to know abut the indignity on telly or Twitter. Ditto with James Comey, former FBI chief.