Meet Gina Haspel, The Torture-Loving War Criminal Trump Named CIA Director

Gina Haspel

Trump's new CIA director nominee helped oversee torture program

October 4, 2017 - Tillerson tells reporters he is not considering leaving his post following reports that he had referred to Trump as a "moron".

"So we were not really thinking the same", Trump added. With Mike, Mike Pompeo, we have a very similar thought process. Even Democrats who voted for Pompeo's confirmation to lead the Central Intelligence Agency past year now say they have concerns.

"Rex and I have been talking about this for a long time, we got along, actually, quite well but we disagreed on things, ' Trump told the media before leaving for California, where he plans to visit eight models for the border wall with Mexico". Trump cited the Iran nuclear deal in particular: "I think it's awful, he thinks it's okay".

When Tillerson finally went before the cameras Tuesday afternoon, he skipped past what happened Friday or Tuesday morning and began his comments saying the president called him shortly after noon to thank him for his service. "He's a good man".

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert is expected to replace Goldstein on an interim basis.

"The secretary did not speak to the president this morning and is unaware of the reason" for his dismissal, said Steve Goldstein, undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, in a statement Tuesday before he himself was dismissed. "He will miss his colleagues at the the Department of State and the foreign ministers he has worked with throughout the world".

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August 27, 2017 - Tillerson says in an interview with "Fox News Sunday" that the committed to advancing American values in the aftermath of the White House response to a rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier in the month. "One officially published cable from 15 July 2002 suggests that as Chief of Base, Gina Haspel was the only person with the authority to end the torture of Abu Zubaydah".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he hopes Pompeo will "turn over a new leaf" as secretary of state and toughen policies toward Russian Federation and Vladimir Putin.

In November of 2016, as CNBC notes, Pompeo warned that the Iranian government was "intent of destroying America", characterized the nuclear deal forged by the Obama administration as "disastrous", and said he was looking forward to "rolling back" the agreement. "He has made alliances that will benefit the United States and our allies".

Trump has named Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA, as his next pick to lead the State Department, with Deputy Director Gina Haspel slated to lead the agency.

But Pompeo is seen as backing the president's view that the defense of American interests requires the take a tough stance against global rivals.

Both she and Pompeo would need confirmation by the Senate to take the positions.

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The president told reporters that he made the decision to oust Tillerson "by myself". Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.

Mrs. Pelosi released a statement which called the move an attempt to curry favor with Moscow, based on Mr. Tillerson's criticism of the Kremlin over a nerve-agent attack on a Russian ex-spy in Britain. Trump had also previously criticized Tillerson's negotiating skills on Twitter.

"He found out that he was terminated today", Goldstein said.

Tillerson's departure capped months of friction between the Republican president and the 65-year-old former Exxon Mobil chief executive.

October 1, 2017 - Trump tweets that he doesn't think it's worth seeking talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Evans Revere, a former senior USA diplomat who dealt with North Korea under President George W Bush, said Trump's move sends "a bad signal about the role of diplomacy".

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Tillerson's firing comes less than a week after Trump agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un.

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