Central Intelligence Agency
“Torture is like a plague that has always followed humanity.”
In expanding US drone strikes in Yemen, Somalia, and Afghanistan, Trump has "shredded" Obama-era safeguards to minimizing the risk of civilian casualties.
"I’m not gonna sit here, with the benefit of hindsight, and judge the very good people who made hard decisions who were running the agency," Haspel said.
The CIA swiftly issued a clarification statement, noting the agency’s assessment of Russian election meddling “has not changed, and the director did not intend to suggest that it had.”
The Republican nominee will likely be briefed at FBI headquarters in New York by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
The candidates are about to get classified briefings from the US spy agencies. But neither one is going to learn any major state secrets from them.
US intelligence and private cybersecurity firms say Russia almost certainly hacked the Democratic National Committee and leaked documents, and now the question is whether the US government is going to do something about it.
An amendment added to the annual intelligence-spending bill calls for more accountability when the Intelligence Community works with the entertainment industry.