Will a Woman Become the Next CIA Director

CIA via AP

CIA via AP

If confirmed, Gina Haspel would be the first CIA Director in United States history.

Rogers worked alongside Pompeo in the House when Pompeo represented the Fourth District of Kansas. "People complain sometimes about the filibuster, they complain about trying to obstruct", Paul told Politico.

More bothersome to Paul, though, is his belief that Haspel not only sees torture as a necessary evil, but that she actually enjoys it. Paul referenced a book written by a psychologist at the prison who assisted in the implementation of the "enhanced interrogation" techniques. I guess he thought it was OK. "However, my understanding is he doesn't want the deal to disappear", said a former senior USA official. When Tillerson spoke in favor of diplomacy with North Korea, Trump tweeted that he was wasting his time; then, the same day Tillerson said negotiations with the regime of Kim Jong Un might be a long way off, Trump agreed to a summit meeting.

It quoted an expert as saying the appointment of Pompeo may be the death knell for the Iran nuclear deal. When she was station chief at what is believed to be the CIA's first-ever overseas detention center (located in Thailand), she oversaw the torture of detainees.

The surprise, yet not-so-surprising, firing of Tillerson - a longtime former CEO at Exxon-Mobile - comes after a short and rocky tenure at the helm of the State Department, during which the two men disagreed on a number of issues, most notably on Trump's decisions to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, the Iran nuclear deal and on topics concerning Russian Federation.

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Republicans have a slim 51-49 Senate majority, so it would take little intra-party dissent to block a nomination - but only if all Democrats vote no.

FILE - A combination photo shows U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 8, 2018, and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 13, 2018 respectively.

Former CIA Director John Brennan said in a speech at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City that the Senate intelligence committee that will vet nominee Gina Haspel should be fair but ensure Haspel did not inappropriately overstep her authority in the interrogation program. Paul sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee whose chairman, Sen. His opposition now makes it more likely Republicans will need Democratic support for the confirmations or rely on Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie.

In front of a kiosk in Tehran, an Iranian man reads a copy of the daily newspaper Omid Javan bearing a picture of President Donald Trump with a headline that reads in Persian, "Crazy Trump and Logical JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action]", on October 14, 2017, the day Trump decertified the historic nuclear deal with Iran.

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