Category: Gina Haspel

Gina Haspel

The Unmasking of Agent Z9A 

From SpyTalk And here is what Haspel witnessed Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, another psychologist contracted by the CIA, do to Al-Nashiri, according to the memos she wrote or approved of, as excerpted by the National Security Archives. Few Americans have availed themselves of these details, judging by the widespread acceptance of torture as a necessary...

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Haspel Personally Observed CIA Waterboarding, Witness Testifies

Fifteen years before President Trump nominated her and the US Senate confirmed her as CIA director, Gina Haspel personally oversaw the waterboarding of alleged USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri at a black site prison in Thailand in 2002, according to recent testimony at a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Waterboarding has been recognized...

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Fact Check: CIA Director Gina Haspel Was Not Arrested, Injured or Found Dead

Reuters debunks a popular social media fantasy about CIA director Gina Haspel. A November 29 Facebook post (flagged as bogus by Facebook) claimed that five special forces troops and a CIA official were killed in the raid and Haspel was flown to Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp (GITMO) where she was treated and “received a tribunal...

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As Trump Lashes Out, McConnell Protects CIA Director Haspel

President Trump just fired the government’s top cybersecurity official, Christopher Krebs. His offense: he said there were no serious irregularities in the voting that culminated on November 3. No one thinks the soon-to-be ex-president is done. The question in Washington is: Will he fire CIA director Gina Haspel next? Or FBI director Christopher Wray? Last...