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The truth about torture: Trump’s CIA pick can't lead without facing her past

The truth about torture: Trump’s CIA pick can't lead without facing her past

In the coming weeks, the Senate will have a chance to ask Gina Haspel about torture at CIA black sites during her confirmation hearingsThe CIA often likes to pretend that we don’t know the things we
Rand Paul to oppose Gina Haspel as CIA director over her 'gleeful joy' at torture

Rand Paul to oppose Gina Haspel as CIA director over her 'gleeful joy' at torture

‘To read of her glee during waterboarding is absolutely appalling’Senator will also seek to block Mike Pompeo as secretary of stateThe Republican senator Rand Paul said on Wednesday he would oppose
Rand Paul and John McCain just threw the nomination of Trump’s CIA pick into jeopardy

Rand Paul and John McCain just threw the nomination of Trump’s CIA pick into jeopardy

On Tuesday, Donald Trump announced a round of firings and promotions among his administration’s top officials. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who had spent months being dogged by rumors of his
Iranian Media: Mike Pompeo Will Bring ‘Very Reckless, Violent’ Foreign Policy to State Department

Iranian Media: Mike Pompeo Will Bring ‘Very Reckless, Violent’ Foreign Policy to State Department

A former CIA whistleblower who allegedly exposed the "deep state" and used to work as a fellow at the Heritage Foundation told Iran's state-run Press TV Tuesday that the State Department will become
Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community Is Broken

Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community Is Broken

Some cover-ups are more equal than other cover-ups. That’s the lesson that might be gleaned from a series of dizzying events putting the intelligence community and its congressional overseers at odds
Good Riddance to CIA Director Pompeo

Good Riddance to CIA Director Pompeo

Nobody's throwing goodbye parties at Langley for the outgoing boss.

Senators want background on CIA Director nominee on torture

Gina Haspel’s long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency. It’s
John Brennan Tweet Confirms Donald Trump’s Concerns About Politicized Intelligence

John Brennan Tweet Confirms Donald Trump’s Concerns About Politicized Intelligence

Former CIA Director John Brennan reacted to the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe -- and President Donald Trump's celebration of it -- by tweeting a strident attack against Trump:
We Are Nuts

We Are Nuts

In episode 34, the girls get into a mysterious disappearance of some almonds at Anna's place, the Austin bombings, the runaway daughter of a Dubai ruler, the Armenian genocide, Gina Haspel & the
Anti-Intelligence

Anti-Intelligence

Shortly after dawn on a July morning in 2007, a convoy of black FBI utility vehicles snaked down Ridge Road, a tranquil, leafy street lined with modest homes and manicured shrubs in the Maryland
CIA argued torture sessions were actually business meetings so it could destroy videotapes

CIA argued torture sessions were actually business meetings so it could destroy videotapes

The Central Intelligence Agency was still defending, as late as last year, a 2005 decision by Gina Haspel and her former boss, Jose Rodriguez, to destroy videos of CIA torture at a black site Haspel
Saffron Curtain: How Buddhism Was Weaponized During the Cold
War

Saffron Curtain: How Buddhism Was Weaponized During the Cold War

Of the world’s major faiths, Buddhism is often characterized as being a religion of peace, tolerance, and compassion. The Western encounter with Buddhism has largely been distilled through yoga, the
CIA’s in-house board games can now be yours thanks to FOIA request

CIA’s in-house board games can now be yours thanks to FOIA request

After SXSW 2017 reveal, CIA releases buckets of marked-up board game design notes.
Seattle Man Arrested in Connection With Suspicious Packages Sent to Washington D.C. Area

Seattle Man Arrested in Connection With Suspicious Packages Sent to Washington D.C. Area

The man has been arrested in connection with sending more than a dozen suspicious packages to government addresses.

Ari Melber's Terrifying 'Torture Segment' Exposes Gina Haspel's Unfitness To Run CIA

Ari Melber covered a topic that would be getting national attention, were it not for the frenetic 24/7 news cycle coming out of the Trump administration. Just after Mike Pompeo stepped down from CIA,
REVEALED: Facebook’s CIA Connections…

REVEALED: Facebook’s CIA Connections…

This post appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Has the recent Facebook data scandal got you a little paranoid about sharing information on the internet? Well, this isn’t going to help… The post appeared
The Disappeared

The Disappeared

China's global kidnapping campaign has gone on for years. It may now be reaching inside U.S. borders.
"Kingpin: The Hunt for El Chapo": Game designers review the CIA's declassified tabletop training game

"Kingpin: The Hunt for El Chapo": Game designers review the CIA's declassified tabletop training game

Douglas Palmer got wind of a classified CIA program to create board games to train spies, so he used a series of Freedom of Information Act requests to get copies of two of these games: the first is
Pompeo Braces for Brutal Confirmation Fight

Pompeo Braces for Brutal Confirmation Fight

With a tight vote looming, lawmakers hope to extract the outgoing CIA chief’s pledge to restore a damaged State Department.