REPORT: Gina Haspel’s role changes with Pompeo confirmation

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Gina Haspel on Thursday assumed her role as acting director of the CIA after the agency’s former director Mike Pompeo was confirmed as secretary of State by the Senate.

“I want to send my sincere congratulations to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and I look forward to working with him and the rest of President Trump’s national security team,” Haspel said in a statement.

“It is an honor to lead the CIA at this critical time. While we go through this transition, I’ve asked the CIA workforce to remain focused on our vital mission and do everything in our power to deliver the intelligence our policymakers need to keep America safe and strong just as they always have done. The American people and our allies around the world can only rely on CIA’s vigilance, excellence, and determination to proudly serve,” she said.

The article goes on to state the following:

Haspel faces an uphill confirmation battle in the Senate.

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