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Gina Haspel confirmed as first woman to head CIA

Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that...

Senate committee clears Haspel as new CIA director

Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the CIA, won the backing of the Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday, paving the way for...

Haspel offered to withdraw as CIA nominee over tortures

Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, offered to withdraw her nomination, two senior administration officials said Sunday, amid...

Pompeo: From top spy to top diplomat for America

Mike Pompeo has swapped the no-profile, cloak-and-dagger world of covert espionage for the life of a buttoned-down diplomat, representing the public face of the...

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...

Tillerson out, Pompeo up next for Secretary of State

President Donald Trump unceremoniously dumped Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday — via Twitter — and picked CIA Director Mike Pompeo to shift...

Intel officials testify about Russian hacking

Senior U.S. intelligence officials face questions at a Senate hearing that will be dominated by the intelligence community's assessment that Russia meddled in the...

Trump intel briefings skip: Bad move?

Former CIA director Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump risked being blamed after any potential attack on the United States if...

ISIS wants to send operatives to U.S.

  CIA Director John Brennan will tell Congress on Thursday that Islamic State militants are training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks on...

Justice open to lawsuit on CIA interrogation abuse

The Justice Department has signaled that it won't try to block a lawsuit arising from the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques, leaving the door open...