Gina Haspel

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Person.png Gina Haspel   MilitaristMonitorRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Haspel's swearing-in ceremony as CIA/Director
BornGina Cheri Haspel
Ashland, Kentucky, USA
Alma materUniversity of Louisville, BA
SpouseJeff Haspel
“Godmother of the torture program

Employment.png Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

In office
21 May 2018 - 20 January 2021

Employment.png Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
February 7, 2017 - May 21, 2018

Employment.png Acting Director of the National Clandestine Service

In office
February 28, 2013 - May 7, 2013
Succeeded byFrank Archibald

Gina Haspel is the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency whom CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou termed the “godmother of the torture program.”[1]

Career timeline

"By late 2002, Haspel was overseeing waterboarding at a black site detention center in Thailand, one of a number of countries exposed in a 2005 Washington Post report as territories being used for torture by the US to dodge judicial oversight."[2]

“The CIA’s timeline on Gina Haspel leaves a little something lacking… namely any details at all.”[3]

Torture allegations

After Gina Haspel was nominated to lead the CIA, Quartz magazine quoted a (paywalled) New York Times report that Haspel "played a leading role in running a US torture site abroad and later destroyed the evidence of it."[4][5]

ProPublica reported in 2017 that Haspel personally signed "cables to CIA headquarters that detailed Zubayda’s interrogation."[6]

Lobotomising Assange

In May 2019, as allegations surfaced that Julian Assange was being chemically lobotomised in Belmarsh Prison prior to his extradition to the United States to stand trial on bogus computer hacking charges, Haspel was nicknamed 'Chemical Gina'.[7]


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