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May 07, 2018

Gina Haspel, Nominee for CIA Director

The administration has nominated Gina Haspel to be the director of the CIA. Haspel played a key role in the CIA’s torture program. She ran a CIA “black site”—a secret prison where detainees were tortured—in Thailand and facilitated the destruction of nearly one hundred video tapes documenting the unlawful abuse of detainees. This document provides information on Haspel’s involvement in the CIA’s program and includes links to additional details and sources.