CIA Director

WASHINGTON | Retired admiral who criticized Trump leaves Pentagon board

WASHINGTON— The Pentagon says the retired Navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden resigned from a Defense Department advisory board, after his criticism of President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke a former CIA director’s security clearance. Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza, a Pentagon spokeswoman, says William McRaven, former head of U.S. Special … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Retired admiral who criticized Trump leaves Pentagon board

WASHINGTON | Trump elevates Brennan in proxy fight over Mueller probe

WASHINGTON — With tweets and taunts, President Donald Trump is attempting to turn one of his most outspoken critics into the public face of the Russia probe that he has long worked to discredit. In John Brennan, the blunt former CIA director, Trump believes he has found an unsympathetic foil — one with whom he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump elevates Brennan in proxy fight over Mueller probe

WASHINGTON | Gina Haspel confirmed as new CIA director

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA on Thursday after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency’s harsh interrogation program after 9/11. The 54-45 vote split both parties, and the margin was the closest … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Gina Haspel confirmed as new CIA director

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump-backed congressman wins US Senate primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday’s primaries in four states (all times local): 9:25 p.m. U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (ruh-NAY’-see) has won the Republican primary to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in Ohio this fall. Renacci had the backing of President Donald Trump ahead of Tuesday’s five-way contest. Also in the race were … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump-backed congressman wins US Senate primary

WASHINGTON |The Latest: Panel approves Pompeo for secretary of state

WASHINGTON | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with a favorable recommendation, narrowly avoiding a rare rebuke as his confirmation heads to the … Continue reading WASHINGTON |The Latest: Panel approves Pompeo for secretary of state

WASHINGTON | CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination for secretary of state has so divided the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that it might send his nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation

WASHINGTON  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation. On … Continue reading WASHINGTON | CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination for secretary of state has so divided the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that it might send his nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation

WASHINGTON | Congress back from break with to-do list to keep Trump happy

WASHINGTON| April 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)The Republican majority in Congress was on a glide path to the midterms, having passed tax cuts into law and backed off budget battles with a year-end funding package. But President Trump was not impressed. Trump started picking apart some GOP accomplishments, including the big budget bill, and complaining that others, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress back from break with to-do list to keep Trump happy