Trump touted Haspel's 30-plus years at the agency, saying she has served with "extraordinary skill and devotion". Calling Haspel strong, Trump said the new director would "never back down" in defending America.
But he spent much of his remarks at the time focused on settling scores with the media. She's also been criticized for her role in the destruction of interrogation videotapes.
He added: "The exceptional men and women of this agency deserve exceptional leadership".
".I would be remiss if I did not also note the tremendous pride I take in being the first woman to serve as director".
She told agency staffers that she wants to increase the CIA's foreign language proficiency as well as strengthen the agency's relationships with intelligence agencies in partner nations.
The U.S. Senate confirmed the 33-year veteran intelligence officer to the post 54-45 on May 17 following a public hearing that questioned her role in the "enhanced interrogation" programs of the President George W. Bush administration following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, CNN reported. The Senate confirmed her Thursday by a vote of 54-45, despite deep concerns from Democrats and some Republicans about her role in the agency's brutal interrogations following the 2001 terror attacks.
Haspel, however, sailed through her confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee without any major slip-ups, and former defense and intelligence officials under the Obama administration mounted a campaign to persuade swing Democratic votes. Her refusal to acknowledge torture's immorality is disqualifying. "And after the last few months, I know why that is", she says, referring to her tough confirmation process. Trump is suggesting Brennan is to blame for the Russian Federation probe.
Later on Monday, after his appearance at the swearing-in, President Trump met at the White House with the heads of the DOJ, FBI and the director of national intelligence about the matter.
"I also want to express a special thank you and welcome to Eliza and Zoe who have joined us today".
(There is no evidence that Brennan was the source of the investigation.) Trump was quoting Dan Bongino, a former U.S. Secret Service agent and frequent Fox News commentator.
Israel claims east Jerusalem as an inseparable part of its capital - though its annexation is not worldwide recognised. Israel said it took a "severe view" of the Palestinian request and called on the ICC to reject the " cynical step".
Below is all the information you need to watch American Idol online and live Monday to catch the last episode of the season. She nailed it the second time, prompting Lionel to say that she owned the stage and was "selling her goods".
After high-level talks in Washington last week, Beijing has agreed to "substantially reduce" America's trade deficit with China. Both sources said the deal, while not yet cemented, was likely to be finalised before or during a planned trip by U.S.
Galaxy J6, J8, A6 and A6+ sport best in class cameras that allow consumers to take handsome shots or selfies anytime, anywhere. The Galaxy A6+, as the name suggests, is the heftier of the two in terms of hardware specs as well as the pricing.
Accomplishing that should be the focus for worldwide policymakers and Maduro's domestic opponents in the coming weeks and months. His supporters gathered outside his Miraflores presidential palace in downtown Caracas , celebrating with fireworks.
Kim has visited China twice in recent months to meet with Xi, while Trump has also spoken by phone with the Chinese leader. Trump allies have said a nuclear deal with North Korea should get the president the Nobel Peace Prize.
At times it seemed as though nearly everywhere Meghan Markle went on her wedding day, a little band of helpers followed. The designer of the wedding dress, Clare Waight Keller , was also behind the bridesmaids' dresses.
Such a move, Trump allies argue, would render the Mueller investigation into Russia's 2016 election interference illegitimate. The White House did not immediately provide guidance on what exactly Trump meant in terms of actions to be taken on Monday.
Arsenal are reportedly set to appoint the former PSG boss this week following an extensive search for a new boss. Working with the Spanish club for two and a half years, Emery delivered an incredible three Europa League wins.
The Chief Minister, who held a meeting with his ministerial colleagues and top police officials including DGP T.K. DMK Working President MK Stalin blamed the State government, which had failed to find a solution to the problem.
Among the "key issues" for the next 12 months, he said, was the fate of low-priced , long-haul carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle. Profits at Ryanair rose 10pc in the last 12 months to March, despite the cancellation of thousands of flights last autumn.
Emergency crews gather in the parking lot of Santa Fe High School where 10 people were killed on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas . On Monday, students placed photos and flowers at the crosses erected outside the school for each person who died in the attack.
Serkis revealed that Bale's performance as Bagheera added a phenomenal warmth and real love to the character's bond with Mowgli . The story will follow the upbringing of the human child Mowgli , who was raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India.
According to the report, more than 340 foreign climbers are allowed by Nepal to ascend the peak during the current season. Last week, Hong Kong man Christopher Lam Koon-wah died of altitude sickness during his Everest bid.
That should include GE getting rid of at least $20 billion of assets through sales, spin-offs or other means. And it's just Wabtec , with none of the ham-handed nonsense that gave us Baker Hughes, a GE Co .
Contrary to claims from Trump and his allies, there's no substantial evidence the informant infiltrated Trump's campaign to spy . Justice Department leaders have fought vigorously against turning over to Congress materials on the FBI's source.
As a team Cleveland shot an impressive 50 percent from 3-point range, dwarfing their marks from Games 1 and 2 in the series. The move means fewer minutes for Jeff Green as Nance backs up both Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson in the frontcourt.
Last year, an R2-D2 droid used in the making of several " Star Wars" films sold for $2.76 million at auction in Los Angeles. He flies into an asteroid belt, barking at that droid, "Never tell me the odds!" "We will see how they respond".
Lava flows have sped up as fresher magma mixes with decades-old magma, creating hotter and more fluid flows, scientists said. There, travelers are free to do most of the usual sightseeing activities that aren't associated with the erupting volcano.
You have to be happy with who you are, '" Cruz, pictured above, told Spanish newspaper El País , according to The Guardian . Pope Francis recently told a follower that it is OK for him to be gay, despite traditional teaching proving otherwise.
Chelsea will have to sack him. "I'm sure the manager will make the best decision for himself and his family". The Chelsea goalkeeper excelled in their 1-0 FA Cup win over Manchester United on Saturday.
Justify returned to Churchill Downs, where he'll rest for a week before resuming training for the June 9 Belmont Stakes . Baffert's four Derby winners - also Silver Charm, Real Quiet and War Emblem - all took the Preakness.