CIA Director Gina Haspel heard an audio recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during her visit to Turkey this week, two sources told Reuters on Thursday, the first indication Ankara has shared its key evidence.
If she can muster enough votes, Haspel, who is 61, would be the first woman to run the intelligence agency. She would replace Mike Pompeo, newly confirmed secretary of state.
If the president wants to benefit from the best information about the most important challenges facing America, he needs to believe the CIA is doing its job well. That trust starts at the top.
President Donald Trump has tapped Gina Haspel to replace Mike Pompeo as CIA Director. But Sen. John McCain said that Haspel oversaw a "black site" prison where detainees were tortured with methods such as waterboarding.