Five Fast Facts About Trump's New CIA Director


He then noted that "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."


He also asked a rhetorical question: "Are these really the values the US should be promoting? The CIA might as well start issuing uniforms decorated with skulls and lightning bolts." He said this in response to a NYT report according to which "As a clandestine officer at the Central Intelligence Agency in 2002, Gina Haspel oversaw the torture of two terrorism suspects and later took part in an order to destroy videotapes documenting their brutal interrogations"


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Separately, Julian Assange, who has plenty of reason to be nervous following his public spat with Mike Pompeo, tweeted the following: "As head of CIA, the US press (aka "the Mighty Wurlitzer") fawned over Mike Pompeo. Congratulations, he's now your new Secretary of State."

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