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Ex-CIA Worker Indicted for Leaking Classified Information About the Agency’s Hacking Tools

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 11:00am 6/19/2018 at 11:00am
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A grand jury indicted ex-CIA employee Joshua Schulte for stealing and leaking classified information to an organization.

The indictment does not name the organization, but Politico and The New York Times reported the organization is Wikileaks.

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Haspel Sworn In as First Female CIA Director

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:59am 5/21/2018 at 11:59am
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Gina Haspel made history today when she became the first female CIA director. From Fox News:

Haspel was confirmed Thursday as CIA director, becoming the first woman to lead the agency after overcoming initial Democratic opposition regarding her role in post-9/11 interrogation and detention practices.

Haspel, who previously served as deputy director and...

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Second Democrat Announces Support For Haspel Nomination As CIA Director

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3:30pm 5/13/2018 at 3:30pm
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A second Democrat senator has announced his support for President Trump’s pick to head the CIA.  Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) issued a statement in support of Gina Haspel.  In doing so, he joins Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) in saying they support her nomination.   Both senators are facing potentially tough reelections this...

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Why Is McCain Speaking Out Against Haspel Confirmation After Voting For Brennan’s?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 5:00pm 5/10/2018 at 5:00pm

As we’ve been covering here at LI, Gina Haspel is President Trump’s pick to head the CIA.  She has been blasted for her role in overseeing then-legal and -authorized enhanced interrogation techniques against Islamist terrorists.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has issued a statement in which he urges the Senate not to confirm...

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California’s US Senators’ tortuous exchanges with CIA Director Nominee

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00am 5/10/2018 at 11:00am
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Rumor has it that President Donald Trump is soon going to send Mike Pompeo on another rescue mission.

The target? CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel, who had to undergo two tortuous exchanges with the US senators from California during her confirmation hearing.
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WaPo: Gina Haspel Tried To Withdraw From CIA Director Nomination Over Interrogation Questions

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4:00pm 5/6/2018 at 4:00pm
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Who elected John Brennan?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 9:00pm 3/18/2018 at 9:00pm

The pace of media frenzy and #TheResistance howling has picked up lately, particularly in the wake of the firing of Andrew McCabe.

But this frenzy is just a variation on a theme.

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Rand Paul Still a No on Haspel Despite Retracted Torture Report

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8:00pm 3/16/2018 at 8:00pm

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has decided to still oppose CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel as director of the spy agency despite the fact ProPublica retracted a report that claimed she supervised and participated in torture in 2002.

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ProPublica retracts story on alleged participation in torture by Trump’s CIA pick Gina Haspel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2018 at 3:00pm 3/16/2018 at 3:00pm
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After President Donald Trump nominated CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to takeover as director, stories from a year ago circulated about how she was in charge of a secret CIA prison in Thailand that tortured al-Qaeda suspects. The reports contained claims that she even participated.

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Trump’s CIA Director Pick Gina Haspel Will Likely Face Questions About Role in Torture

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:00pm 3/13/2018 at 5:00pm
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President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this morning and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take over that role. He also nominated CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to lead the spy agency.

If confirmed, Haspel will become the first woman CIA director. However, she may face a rocky road...

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Trump Fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Nominates CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Replacement

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:55am 3/13/2018 at 8:55am

President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement.

The State Department’s statement said that Tillerson does not know why Trump let him go.

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Former CIA Agent Arrested on Suspicion of Collusion With the Chinese Government

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11:00am 1/17/2018 at 11:00am
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A former CIA officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, has been charged with “unlawful retention of national defense information.”

Lee allegedly had in his possession notebooks containing the details and identities of current CIA operatives and is suspected of identifying both spy recruits and CIA agents to the Chinese government.

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Putin Thanks Trump for CIA Helping Prevent Bombings in Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 7:30pm 12/17/2017 at 7:30pm
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Russian Vladimir Putin called President Donald Trump to thank the CIA for helping prevent terrorist attacks in Russia. From The New York Times:

In rare words of praise for the C.I.A., Mr. Putin said the agency had provided informati...

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CIA Releases Thousands of Bin Laden Documents

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 4:00pm 11/1/2017 at 4:00pm
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The CIA has released thousands of documents, videos, computer files, and pictures that U.S. forces captured during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan in May 2011.

FDD’s Long War Journal (LWJ) has been pressing the agency to release these items, which have given us insight into al-Qaeda and the...

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Former CIA Deputy Director Resigns From Harvard Fellowship After Chelsea Manning Appointment

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00pm 9/14/2017 at 7:00pm

Earlier this week, Harvard’s Kennedy school announced two new fellowship appointments: Sean Spicer, former White House Press Secretary and Chelsea Manning, convicted spy.

After the new appointments were announced, Michael Morell, former CIA Deputy Director and current Harvard Fellow resigned from his fellowship in protest.

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CIA Director: Trump ‘Avid Consumer’ of Intel, Meet 35-40 Minutes Almost Daily

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:30am 6/24/2017 at 10:30am
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For the debut of his MSNBC show this morning, Hugh Hewitt scored the first news network interview with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Debunking an assertion made by some, Pompeo said he couldn’t “imagine a statement that is anymore false” than the notion that Trump isn’t interested in intel.

Pompeo stated that he personally...

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Who Betrayed the CIA Agents in China?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 22, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/22/2017 at 1:00pm
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Between 2010-2012, the Chinese government murdered or imprisoned 18 to 20 CIA agents after it demolished America’s spying operations within the country. The CIA has been investigating how this happened, whether a mole leaked information to Beijing or the Chinese managed to break our codes. The New York Times reported:

Assessing the...

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