WASHINGTON  | Gina Haspel confirmed as 1st woman to lead the CIA

17May - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



WASHINGTON  | Gina Haspel confirmed as 1st woman to lead the CIA

WASHINGTON  — Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the agency’s harsh interrogation program after 9/11.

Haspel was backed by many in the CIA rank-and-file and was robustly supported by senior intelligence officials, who said she had earned the chance to take the helm of the nation’s premier spy agency.

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