A CIA employee who contributed thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and who is a registered Democrat announced his decision to leave the agency in a Washington Post column published Sunday, writing that his departure “had nothing to do with politics.”
Europe serves as a “launching pad” for ISIS jihadists to initiate attacks against the United States, due to the lack of a cohesive information-sharing strategy across Western nations, former acting CIA director John McLaughlin said Wednesday.
President Donald Trump will adjust a recent executive action to include CIA Director Mike Pompeo as a permanent member of the National Security Council after facing backlash for excluding the intelligence community from the meetings.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo was never informed of a draft executive order publicly disclosed Wednesday that could reinstate waterboarding along with other enhanced interrogation methods at reopened CIA “black site” prisons overseas.
The Trump administration will order a review that could lead to the reopening of CIA “black site” prisons overseas that were used to detain and interrogate terrorism suspects, according to a draft order obtained Wednesday by the Washington Post.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Friday reportedly accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) of breaking his word by delaying Mike Pompeo’s confirmation vote to head the CIA, getting in a heated conversation hours after the presidential inauguration.
UPDATED: Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kansas) was confirmed Monday night as the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency for President Donald Trump’s administration.