Trump: Pompeo to Replace Tillerson as Secretary of State; Gina Haspel to Head CIA

HeadlineMar 14, 2018

President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and said he will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Trump also announced Tuesday via Twitter that CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel will be tapped to succeed Pompeo at the CIA. Both would need to be confirmed by the Senate. Gina Haspel is now facing major questions and criticism about her direct involvement in the George W. Bush administration’s CIA torture program. She was responsible for running a secret CIA black site in Thailand where prisoners were waterboarded and tortured. If confirmed, she will become the first woman to head the CIA. We’ll have more on Gina Haspel and Mike Pompeo after headlines.

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