She became acting director following Pompeo's resignation and was nominated by President Donald Trump
to become the official Director of the CIA. On May 17, 2018, she was confirmed as the director of the CIA, the first female to serve in the role in CIA history.
She was officially sworn as director of the CIA on May 21, 2018.
She was also the second female deputy director of the agency.
Early CIA career
Haspel joined the CIA in January 1985 as a reports officer.
She held several undercover overseas positions.
Her first field assignment was from 1987–1989 in Ethiopia,
followed by several assignments in Europe and Central Eurasia from 1990 to 2001.
From 1996 to 1998, Haspel served as station chief in Baku, Azerbaijan.
From 2001 to 2003, her position was listed as Deputy Group Chief, Counterterrorism Center.
Torture and destruction of evidence controversy
Memo on Gina Haspel's involvement
In late October 2002, Haspel became a chief of base for a "black site
" CIA torture prison located in Thailand.
She worked at a site that was codenamed "Cat's Eye", which would later become known as the place where suspected al Qaeda terrorist
members Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
and Abu Zubaydah
were detained and tortured with waterboarding.
In early February 2017, The New York Times
reported that these waterboardings were both conducted under Haspel.
In March 2018, U.S. officials said Haspel was not involved in the torture of Zubaydah
, as she only became chief of base after Zubaydah was tortured. ProPublica and The New York Times
issued corrections to their stories but noted that Haspel was involved in the torture of al-Nashiri.
In August 2018, cables from the site, dating from November 2002 and likely authorized by if not written by Haspel, were released because of a Freedom of Information lawsuit, and they describe the torture of Nashiri in detail, including slamming him against a wall, confining him to a small box, waterboarding him, and depriving him of sleep and clothing, while threatening to turn him over to others who would kill him and calling him "a little girl," "a spoiled little rich Saudi," and a "sissy".
Haspel played a role in the destruction of 92 interrogation videotapes
that showed the torture of detainees both at the black site she ran and at other secret agency locations.
A partially-declassified CIA document shows that the instruction for a new method of record keeping at the black site in Thailand, re-recording over the videos, took place in late October 2002, soon after Base Chief Haspel's arrival.
On May 1, 2018, Spencer Ackerman
, writing in The Daily Beast
, reported that former CIA analyst Gail Helt
had been told some of the controversial torture recordings had not been destroyed, after all.
On May 9, 2018, the day prior to her confirmation vote, The New York Times
reported that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
, architect of the 9/11 attacks requested to submit six paragraphs of information for the Senate committee to review before its vote.
After the service in Thailand, she served as an operations officer in Counterterrorism Center near Washington, DC.
She later served as the CIA's station chief in London and, in 2011, New York.
National Clandestine Service leadership
Haspel served as the Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service, Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Foreign Intelligence and Covert Action, and Chief of Staff for the Director of the National Clandestine Service.
In 2005, Haspel was the chief of staff to Jose Rodriguez
, Director of the National Clandestine Service. In his memoir, Rodriguez wrote that Haspel had drafted a cable in 2005 ordering the destruction of dozens of videotapes
made at the black site in Thailand in response to mounting public scrutiny of the program.
At the Senate confirmation hearing considering her nomination to head the CIA, Haspel explained that the tapes had been destroyed in order to protect the identities of CIA officers whose faces were visible, at a time when leaks of US intelligence were rampant.
In 2013, John Brennan
, then the director of Central Intelligence, named Haspel as acting Director of the National Clandestine Service
, which carries out covert operations around the globe.
However, she was not appointed to the position permanently due to criticism about her involvement in the Rendition, Detention and Interrogation program.
Her permanent appointment was opposed by Dianne Feinstein
and others in the Senate.
Deputy Director of the CIA
With more than thirty years of service to the CIA and extensive overseas experience, Gina has worked closely with the House Intelligence Committee and has impressed us with her dedication, forthrightness, and her deep commitment to the Intelligence Community. She is undoubtedly the right person for the job, and the Committee looks forward to working with her in the future.
I am especially concerned by reports that this individual was involved in the unauthorized destruction of CIA interrogation videotapes, which documented the CIA's use of torture against two CIA detainees. My colleagues Senators Wyden and Heinrich have stated that classified information details why the newly appointed Deputy Director is 'unsuitable' for the position and have requested that this information is declassified. I join their request.
On February 15, 2017, Spencer Ackerman
reported on psychologists Bruce Jessen
and James Mitchell
, the architects of the "enhanced interrogation" program that was designed to break Zubaydah and was subsequently used on other detainees at the CIA's secret prisons around the world. Jessen and Mitchell are being sued by Sulaiman Abdulla Salim, Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud
, and Obaid Ullah over torture designed by the psychologists. Jessen and Mitchell are seeking to compel Haspel, and her colleague James Cotsana
, to testify on their behalf.
Director of the CIA
Haspel's letter to Sen. Warner
On March 13, 2018, President Donald Trump
announced he would nominate Haspel to be the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
, replacing Mike Pompeo
—whom he tapped to become the new Secretary of State.
Once confirmed by the Senate,
Haspel became the first woman to serve as permanent Director of the CIA (Meroe Park
served as Associate Deputy Director from 2013-2017 and acting director for three days in January 2017). Robert Baer
, who once supervised Haspel at the CIA, found her to be "smart, tough and effective. Foreign liaison services who have worked with her uniformly walked away impressed."
Republican Senator Rand Paul
said he would oppose the nomination, saying "To really appoint the head cheerleader for waterboarding to be head of the CIA? I mean, how could you trust somebody who did that to be in charge of the CIA? To read of her glee during the waterboarding is just absolutely appalling."
Soon after Paul made this statement, the allegation that Haspel had mocked those being interrogated was retracted. Doug Stafford, an aide for Paul, said, "According to multiple published, undisputed accounts, she oversaw a black site and she further destroyed evidence of torture. This should preclude her from ever running the CIA."
Republican Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain
called on Haspel to provide a detailed account of her participation in the CIA's detention program from 2001–2009, including whether she directed the use of so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" and to clarify her role in the 2005 destruction of interrogation videotapes.
In the Senate, McCain was a staunch opponent of torture, having been tortured as a prisoner of war
in North Vietnam. McCain further called upon Haspel to commit to declassifying the 2014 Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture
Multiple senators have criticized the CIA for what they believe is selectivity in declassifying superficial and positive information about her career to generate positive coverage
, while simultaneously refusing to declassify any "meaningful" information about her career.
More than 50 former senior U.S. government officials, including six former Directors of the CIA and three former directors of national intelligence
, signed a letter supporting her nomination. They included former Directors of the CIA John Brennan
, Leon Panetta
and Michael Morell
, former Director of the NSA
and CIA Michael Hayden
, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
In April, a group of 109 retired generals and admirals signed a letter expressing "profound concern" over Haspel's nomination due to her record and alleged involvement in the CIA's use of torture and the subsequent destruction of evidence.Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
criticized press coverage that portrayed Haspel's nomination as a victory for feminism.
On May 10, The Washington Post
Editorial Board expressed its opposition to Haspel's nomination for not condemning the CIA's now-defunct torture program as immoral.
On May 12, the first two Senate Democrats, Joe Donnelly
of Indiana and Joe Manchin
of West Virginia, announced their support for Haspel's nomination.
On May 14, Haspel sent a letter to Senator Mark Warner
of Virginia stating that, in hindsight, the CIA should not have operated its interrogation and detention program.
Shortly thereafter, Warner announced he would back Haspel when the Senate Intelligence Committee voted on whether to refer her nomination to the full Senate.
She was approved for confirmation by the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 16 by a 10–5 vote, with two Democrats voting in favor.
The next day, Haspel was confirmed by the full Senate, on a mostly party-line, 54–45 vote.
Paul and Jeff Flake
of Arizona were the only Republican nays, and six Democrats — Donnelly, Manchin, Warner, Heidi Heitkamp
of North Dakota, Bill Nelson
of Florida, and Jeanne Shaheen
of New Hampshire — voted yes.
McCain, who had urged his colleagues to reject her nomination, did not cast a vote, as he was hospitalized at the time.
Haspel was officially sworn in on May 21, 2018, becoming the first woman to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on a permanent basis.
By May 2019, Haspel had hired many women in senior positions.
In December 2020, she became the subject of a death hoax
. According to social media claims, which appear to originate with QAnon
groups, Haspel was either killed, injured, or arrested in a CIA raid on a server farm
. Several fact-checking
projects debunked these claims, and were unable to find any evidence that Haspel had died or that a raid had taken place.
Haspel announced her retirement from the CIA after 36 years of service on January 19, 2021, one day prior to the Presidential transition from Trump to Joe Biden
. William Burns
had been selected by Biden on January 11 to succeed Haspel pending Senate confirmation.
Awards and recognition
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- ^ "Gina Haspel Selected to be Deputy Director of CIA". Central Intelligence Agency. February 2, 2017. Archived from the original on February 3, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017. Ms. Haspel is the first female career CIA officer to be named Deputy Director.
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- ^ Suman Varandani (February 3, 2017). "Who Is Gina Haspel? 5 Facts About Trump's CIA Deputy Director Pick". International Business Times. Retrieved February 3, 2017. Haspel joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1985, and spent most of her career undercover. She has been part of several controversies, including her involvement in several torture programs conducted by the U.S. She also ran waterboarding and other interrogation techniques at some of CIA's "black sites" or secret prisons. She has not yet been indicted for war crimes.
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- ^ a b c d "CIA chief Gina Haspel faces a grilling". The Australian. March 18, 2018. Even the most basic facts about Ms Haspel's life are hard to establish. She was born Gina Cherie [sic] Walker in Kentucky in 1956. At 20, she married Jeff Haspel, an army officer, but they were divorced by the time she joined the CIA in 1985 as a reports officer, specializing in Russia. By 1988, she was listed as "acting head of administration" at the US embassy in Addis Ababa. ... Her subsequent postings remain classified but she was based in Ankara in 2003 and was CIA station chief in New York.
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