The CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies have become bastions of political liberals and the pro-Democratic Party views of intelligence personnel have increased under President Donald Trump, according to a journal article by a former CIA analyst.
A former Air Force counterintelligence official has defected to Iran and supplied Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps with secrets, including information on how spy agencies communicate secretly with recruited agents.
The United States’ top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down.
Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) went after Sen. Claire McCaskill on Saturday for her decision to vote against confirming Gina Haspel as CIA director, which he said showed she values “obstructionist politics” more than “keeping this country safe.”
Gina Haspel, the current acting director of the CIA, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be the agency’s first female director, despite opposition from the majority of Democrats.
Alabama Sen. Doug Jones (D.) announced Tuesday that he would join his Democratic colleagues in opposing the confirmation of Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
Democratic Sens. Mark Warner (D., Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) announced their support Tuesday for Gina Haspel to be the next CIA Director, likely ensuring her confirmation.