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Pat Roberts recalled: "I said, 'Well, it'd be a good thing if I don't even see you or hear from you for a year or two," External link

wxowWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:40:00 PM CET

Robert Litt said: “I’ve also been long of the view, and I’ve said this publicly before, that to the extent that there’s blame to be laid for what was done in the CIA’s rendition and interrogation program, that blame should lie at the feet of the political level people who ordered the program and not the CIA officers who carried it out,” External link

politico-euWednesday, March 14, 2018 12:08:00 PM CET

Michael Morell said: "She provides advice based on facts and analysis of facts ... She is calm under fire. She appreciates the work of all CIA officers – analysts, scientists, and support specialists, as much as she appreciates operations officers," External link

foxnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:36:00 PM CET

John McCain said (about Gina Haspel): "During the confirmation process, Haspel needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA's interrogation programme. I know the Senate will do its job in examining Ms. Haspel's record as well as her beliefs about torture and her approach to current law," External link

dnaindiaWednesday, March 14, 2018 11:10:00 AM CET

Martin Heinrich said: "Her record makes her unsuitable for a leadership role at the agency, let alone to serve as the director. We should not be asked to confirm a nominee whose background cannot be publicly discussed and who cannot then be held accountable for her actions. The American public deserves to know who its leaders are," External link

dnaindiaWednesday, March 14, 2018 11:10:00 AM CET

Donald Trump told (about Gina Haspel): “Gina, by the way, who I know very well, who I’ve worked with very closely, will be the first woman director of the CIA,” External link

dhakatribuneWednesday, March 14, 2018 8:55:00 AM CET

Laura Pitter said: "She was at the center of the rendition, detention and interrogation program," External link

latimesTuesday, March 13, 2018 11:31:00 PM CET

John Brennan said (about Gina Haspel): "Gina is a very competent professional who I think deserves the chance to take the seat," External link

firstpostWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:40:00 AM CET

Tammy Duckworth said: “Not only did she directly supervise the torture of detainees, but she also participated in covering it up by helping to destroy the video evidence,” External link

freepTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:56:00 PM CET

John McCain said: "Current U.S. law is clear in banning enhanced interrogation techniques," External link

dailyjournalWednesday, March 14, 2018 8:35:00 AM CET

Mike Pompeo said (about Gina Haspel): “Gina is an exemplary intelligence officer and a devoted patriot who brings more than 30 years of Agency experience to the job. She is also a proven leader with an uncanny ability to get things done and to inspire those around her,” “We are fortunate that someone of her intellect, skill, and experience will be our Deputy Director. I know she will do an outstanding job, and I look forward to working with her closely in the years ahead” External link

alarabiya-enTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:41:00 PM CET

Rachel Stohl said (about Gina Haspel): "There has been an increase of utilization of CIA for drone strikes," "Given Gina Haspel's background and her operational expertise and experience, we will probably see that trend continue" External link

voanewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 10:40:00 PM CET

Mike Pompeo said (about Gina Haspel): "Gina is an exemplary intelligence officer," External link

globalsecurityWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:47:00 AM CET

Donald Trump added: “He will continue our program of restoring America’s standing in the world, strengthening our alliances, confronting our adversaries, and seeking the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” External link

ngrguardiannewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:59:00 PM CET

Gina Haspel said (about Donald Trump): "If confirmed, I look forward to providing President Trump the outstanding intelligence support he has grown to expect during his first year in office," External link

newindianexpressTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:43:00 PM CET

Tom Cotton told (about President Obama): “The universal respect she commands within the CIA and the broader intelligence community, to include from some of the Obama intelligence officials, just goes to show what good hands the CIA will be in,” External link

washtimesWednesday, March 14, 2018 5:19:00 AM CET

John McCain said (about Gina Haspel): “Ms. Haspel needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA’s interrogation programme,” External link

WashingtonPostTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:20:00 PM CET

John Brennan told (about Gina Haspel): “She was involved in a very, very controversial program, and I know that the Senate confirmation process will look at that very closely, but Gina Haspel has a lot of integrity,” External link

politico-euWednesday, March 14, 2018 12:08:00 PM CET

Richard Ledgett said: “The fact that people disagree with the policy of that is their right, but I think that she executed correctly within the confines of the law and the guidance that she was given,” External link

mycentraloregonWednesday, March 14, 2018 12:15:00 AM CET

John Sifton says: “We could see her nomination fail,” “This is a point where Senators should care about the rule of law. This is a bridge too far” External link

mgWednesday, March 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM CET

Gina Haspel said (about Mike Pompeo): “After thirty years as an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, it has been my honor to serve as its Deputy Director alongside Mike Pompeo for the past year,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, March 13, 2018 11:11:00 PM CET

Pat Roberts said: "And, he'll be in sync with the president," "You don't want anybody in the position at odds with the president, as we have seen the last couple of weeks" External link

wxowWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:40:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all," External link

thehillTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:50:00 PM CET

Christopher Anders said: “She was up to her eyeballs in torture, both in running a secret torture prison in Thailand and carrying out an order to cover up torture crimes by destroying videotapes,” “One man held at the secret prison she ran was waterboarded 83 times, slammed against walls, sleep-deprived and locked in a coffin-like box. After she was promoted to a position back at CIA headquarters, she worked to destroy evidence of the torture crimes committed at the prison she ran” External link

freepTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:56:00 PM CET

Tammy Duckworth said: "Not only did she directly supervise the torture of detainees, but she also participated in covering it up by helping to destroy the video evidence," "Her reprehensible actions should disqualify her from having the privilege of serving the American people in government ever again, but apparently this president believes they merit a promotion" External link

minnesota-publicradioTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:33:00 PM CET

Ron Wyden added (about Gina Haspel): “Ms. Haspel's background makes her unsuitable to serve as CIA director. Her nomination must include total transparency about this background,” External link

thedailybeastTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:26:00 PM CET

Michael Morell wrote (about Gina Haspel): "Haspel does not shy away from the toughest jobs; in fact, she gravitates toward them. Some of the assignments that she took on have later come under political fire, but in each case she was following the lawful orders of the president," External link

nbcnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:05:00 PM CET

James Clapper said: “It speaks well of him for picking a seasoned veteran of the agency who is widely and deeply respected by the workforce as well as those outside the agency,” External link

foxnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:36:00 PM CET

Dianne Feinstein told: "I think, hopefully, the entire organization learned something from the so-called enhanced interrogation program," External link

newschannel5Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:26:00 PM CET

Alberto Mora said: “To hold her up as an exemplar, an individual whose career will serve as guidance to those who will join the agency in the future, is shocking” External link

mgWednesday, March 14, 2018 7:00:00 AM CET

Ron Wyden said (about Gina Haspel): "Ms. Haspel's background makes her unsuitable to serve as CIA director," External link

globalsecurityWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:47:00 AM CET

Jose Rodriguez wrote: “The cable left nothing to chance. It even told them how to get rid of the tapes,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:26:00 PM CET

Gina Haspel said (about Donald Trump): "I am grateful to President Trump for the opportunity, and humbled by his confidence in me," External link

telegramWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:14:00 AM CET

Dexter Filkins written: “It appears that the debate about torture in the President’s mind, if there ever was one, is over,” External link

tribuneTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:37:00 PM CET

Christopher Anders said (about Gina Haspel): “Gina Haspel was a central figure in one of the most illegal and shameful chapters in modern American history,” External link

dhakatribuneWednesday, March 14, 2018 8:55:00 AM CET

Richard Ledgett said: “She’s a great choice. She’s really, really solid leader,” External link

mycentraloregonWednesday, March 14, 2018 12:15:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said: “Mike graduated first in his class at West Point, served with distinction in the U.S. Army, and graduated with Honors from Harvard Law School. He went on to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives with a proven record of working across the aisle," he added. READ ALSO: I am deeply grateful to President Trump for permitting me to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and for this opportunity to serve as Secretary of State,” External link

business-timesTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:49:00 PM CET

George Little told: “She’s a true intelligence professional and widely respected inside the CIA,” External link

politico-euWednesday, March 14, 2018 12:08:00 PM CET

Ron Wyden said: “Ms. Haspel’s background makes her unsuitable to serve as CIA director,” “Her nomination must include total transparency about this background, which I called for more than a year ago when she was appointed deputy director. If Ms. Haspel seeks to serve at the highest levels of US intelligence, the government can no longer cover up disturbing facts from her past” External link

freepTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:56:00 PM CET

Dianne Feinstein said: "Since my concerns were raised over the torture situation, I have met with her extensively. Talked with her. She has been, I believe, a good deputy director. She seems to have the confidence of the agency, which is good," External link

CBSnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:59:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “We got along actually quite well but we disagreed on things,” External link

scmpTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:53:00 PM CET

Michael Morell wrote: “She did so at the request of her direct supervisor and believing that it was lawful to do so,” External link

washtimesTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:57:00 PM CET

Margaret Huang said: "Both nominees would have to disavow all previous statements and actions advocating this unlawful conduct if they are to be seriously considered as candidates," External link

minnesota-publicradioTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:33:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said (about Mike Pompeo): "I am proud to nominate the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, to be our new secretary of state," External link

fox13memphisTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:08:00 PM CET

Mike Pompeo said: "I am deeply grateful to President Trump for permitting me to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and for this opportunity to serve as Secretary of State," External link

business-timesTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:49:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said (about Rex W Tillerson): “Rex and I have been talking about this for a long time,” External link

newsday-USATuesday, March 13, 2018 3:28:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “Mike and Gina have worked together for more than a year, and have developed a great mutual respect,” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:07:00 PM CET

Rob Berschinski said (about Gina Haspel): “Haspel is a particularly controversial choice, given her reported past involvement in torture at CIA black sites. No one responsible for torture should be leading a federal agency, period,” External link

BangkokPostTuesday, March 13, 2018 7:27:00 PM CET

John McCain said (about Gina Haspel): "The American people now deserve the same assurances from Gina Haspel," External link

latimesTuesday, March 13, 2018 11:31:00 PM CET

Ron Wyden said: "Her nomination must include total transparency about this background, which I called for more than a year ago when she was appointed deputy director," External link

freepTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:56:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said (about Rex W Tillerson): “I want to thank Rex Tillerson for his service,” “A great deal has been accomplished over the last fourteen months, and I wish him and his family well” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:07:00 PM CET

John Barrasso added (about Donald Trump): "He was confirmed in a bipartisan way by this Senate less than a year ago to be the head of the CIA. Any delay would just be additional obstruction by the democrats who have just since President Trump has come to office has a history of incredible delay and obstruction, like not seen in decades," External link

CBSnewsWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:12:00 PM CET

Richard Burr said: "I’m proud of her work, and know that my committee will continue its positive relationship with the Central Intelligence Agency under her leadership," External link

freepTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:56:00 PM CET

Gina Haspel said: “I am grateful to President Trump for the opportunity, and humbled by his confidence in me, to be nominated to be the next director of the Central Intelligence agency,” “If confirmed, I look forward to providing President Trump the outstanding intelligence support he has grown to expect during his first year in office” External link

firstcoastnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:42:00 PM CET

Michael Hayden said: "I am sure that she will be for Director Pompeo what Steve Kappes was for me --- a trusted friend, lieutenant and guide to the sometimes opaque corridors of American espionage," External link

foxnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:36:00 PM CET

Laura Pitter said: “She was at the centre of the rendition, detention and interrogation programme,” “Someone with that kind of history should not have been made deputy director, let alone head of an agency with this much power” External link

scmpTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:23:00 PM CET

Donald Trump told: "She's an outstanding person who I've gotten to know very well," External link

globalsecurityWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:47:00 AM CET

Abu Zubaydah wrote: “I felt I was going to explode from bending my legs and my back and from being unable to spread them not even for short instants,” External link

albawaba-enWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:54:00 PM CET

Mike Pompeo said: “Mike graduated first in his class at West Point, served with distinction in the U.S. Army, and graduated with Honors from Harvard Law School. He went on to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives with a proven record of working across the aisle," he added. READ ALSO: I am deeply grateful to President Trump for permitting me to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and for this opportunity to serve as Secretary of State,” External link

tukoTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:09:00 PM CET

Michael Morell wrote: “come under political fire, but in each case she was following the lawful orders of the president,” External link

bloombergTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:40:00 PM CET

John McCain (about Gina Haspel): "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 process" External link

clevelandWednesday, March 14, 2018 6:30:00 PM CET

Raha Wala said: “To allow someone who had a direct hand in this illegal, immoral and counterproductive program [to become director] is to willingly forget our nation’s dark history with torture,” External link

minnesota-publicradioTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:33:00 PM CET

Mark Lowenthal said: “The building will love the fact that she’s an insider,” External link

WashingtonPostTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:20:00 PM CET

Michael Morell wrote (about Gina Haspel): “I personally led an accountability exercise that cleared Haspel of any wrongdoing in the case,” External link

washtimesWednesday, March 14, 2018 5:19:00 AM CET

Donald Trump added (about Mike Pompeo): “As Director of the CIA, Mike has earned the praise of members in both parties by strengthening our intelligence gathering, modernizing our defensive and offensive capabilities, and building close ties with our friends and allies in the international intelligence community,” External link

theepochtimesTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:07:00 PM CET

John Bennett said (about Gina Haspel): “Ms. Haspel ‘grew up’ in the CIA during the Cold War. She will have no illusions about the nature of the Russian state or the KGB-trained autocrat who runs it,” External link

manilatimesWednesday, March 14, 2018 8:41:00 AM CET

John Brennan said (about Gina Haspel): “Gina Haspel has a lot of integrity,” “She has tried to carry out her duties at CIA to the best of her ability, even when the CIA was asked to do some very difficult things in very challenging times” External link

freepTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:56:00 PM CET

Gina Haspel said: “After thirty years as an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency…I am grateful to President Trump for the opportunity, and humbled by his confidence in me, to be nominated to be the next Director of the CIA” External link

dhakatribuneWednesday, March 14, 2018 8:55:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said (about Rex W Tillerson): “I actually got on well with Rex,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:57:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service," External link

dnaindiaTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:04:00 PM CET

Raha Wala said: "No one who had a hand in torturing individuals deserve to ever hold public office again, let alone lead an agency," External link

globalsecurityWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:47:00 AM CET

Donald Trump wrote (about Rex W Tillerson): “I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,” External link

newsday-USATuesday, March 13, 2018 3:28:00 PM CET

John McCain said: “The torture of detainees in US custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history,” External link

deutschewelle-enWednesday, March 14, 2018 4:54:00 AM CET

Dianne Feinstein said: “Well, I have spent some time with her, we’ve had dinner together, we have talked ... everything I know is, is that she has been a good deputy director of the CIA,” “I think hopefully the entire organization learned something from the so-called enhanced interrogation program. I think it’s something that can’t be forgotten. And I certainly can never forget it. And I won’t let any director forget it” External link

news-yahooTuesday, March 13, 2018 11:11:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said (about Mike Pompeo): “I have gotten to know Mike very well over the past 14 months, and I am confident he is the right person for the job at this critical juncture,” “He will continue our program of restoring America’s standing in the world, strengthening our alliances, confronting our adversaries, and seeking the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. His experience in the military, Congress, and as leader of the CIA have prepared him well for his new role and I urge his swift confirmation” External link

newsday-USATuesday, March 13, 2018 3:28:00 PM CET

Ron Wyden said: “If Ms. Haspel seeks to serve at the highest levels of U.S. intelligence, the government can no longer cover up disturbing facts from her past,” External link

defensenewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 10:48:00 PM CET

Rachel Stohl said: "Under the Trump administration we're seeing an uptick in CIA-led missions and operations," External link

voanewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 10:40:00 PM CET

James R Clapper said (about Gina Haspel): “I think Gina will be excellent as director, as long as she is ready to be fired at a moment’s notice,” External link

WashingtonPostTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:20:00 PM CET

Mike Pompeo said (about Gina Haspel): “I am proud of the work we have done on behalf of America and know that the Agency will continue to thrive under the leadership of Gina Haspel,” External link

politico-euWednesday, March 14, 2018 12:08:00 PM CET

Ron Wyden told: “I feel very strongly that information about her should be declassified,” External link

timeTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:28:00 PM CET

Raha Wala said (about Gina Haspel): "During Gina Haspel's long tenure at the CIA, she oversaw the agency's torture and rendition program, one of the bleakest chapters in our nation's history. No one who had a hand in torturing individuals deserve to ever hold public office again, let alone lead an agency," External link

minnesota-publicradioTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:33:00 PM CET

Richard Burr said (about Gina Haspel): “I know Gina personally, and she has the right skill set, experience and judgment to lead one of our nation’s most critical agencies,” External link

timeTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:28:00 PM CET

Edward Snowden wrote (about Gina Haspel): "The new CIA Director Haspel, who 'tortured some folks,' probably can't travel to the EU to meet other spy chiefs without facing arrest due to an @ECCHRBerlin complaint to Germany's federal prosecutor," External link

BangkokPostTuesday, March 13, 2018 7:27:00 PM CET

Donald Trump added: "Gina Haspel, the Deputy Director of the CIA, will be nominated to replace Director Pompeo and she will be the CIA's first-ever female director, a historic milestone. Mike and Gina have worked together for more than a year, and have developed a great mutual respect," External link

pravdareportTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:07:00 PM CET

Laura Pitter said: “We have really serious concerns about her heading the CIA. It was already troubling that she was appointed to be deputy,” External link

thedailybeastTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:26:00 PM CET

Dianne Feinstein said: "It's no secret I've had concerns in the past with her connection to the CIA torture program and have spent time with her discussing this," External link

nbcnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:05:00 PM CET

Steve Goldstein said: “The Secretary did not speak to the President this morning and is unaware of the reason, but he is grateful for the opportunity to serve, and still believes strongly that public service is a noble calling and not to be regretted,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:57:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would. In a heartbeat," External link

beaumontenterpriseTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:56:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “I think Rex will be much happier now But I really appreciate his service. But with Mike we’ve had a very good chemistry right from the beginning,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:57:00 PM CET

Susan Collins said (about Gina Haspel): "I have met Gina and I know of her decades of experience at the CIA," "I prefer to wait to have a confirmation hearing before making a decision on her nomination. She certainly has the expertise and experience as a 30 year employee at the agency. But I'm sure there's going to be some questions raised" External link

minnesota-publicradioTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:33:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson told: “I’m not gonna deal with that petty stuff,” External link

newsday-USATuesday, March 13, 2018 3:28:00 PM CET

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  • Trump's Pick to Lead CIA to Face Questions about Torture
  • News Trump's CIA pick has controversial past
  • Who is Gina Haspel, Trump's new CIA head? 'Spymaster' with a torture past
  • ...
  • Trump’s pick for new CIA chief, Gina Haspel, dogged by secret prisons
  • Trump's State, CIA picks face confirmation fights in Senate
  • US President Proposal as CIA Director Linked to Tortures

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