Images of dead ducks and sick children were enough for Trump to expel Russian diplomats from US

The current CIA director reportedly played on Donald Trump’s emotions to persuade him to expel dozens of Russian diplomats, using pictures of dead ducks and sick children that she claimed had been exposed to Novichok.

The New York Times reports that the president was reluctant to throw out any Russian officials in the aftermath of the Salisbury poisonings in Britain last year, until Gina Haspel, who was CIA deputy director at the time, showed him pictures of children ‘sickened by the Novichok’ and ‘a photograph of ducks that British officials said were inadvertently killed by the sloppy work of the Russian operatives’.

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‘Zero’ doubt Crown Prince complicit in Khashoggi murder

Speaking after a closed briefing on Saudi Arabia by the CIA Director Gina Haspel, two key Republican US senators, Bob Corker and Lindsey Graham, tell reporters they have “zero” doubt that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was complicit in the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, contradicting President Donald Trump’s more neutral position.

Senators: ‘Outrageous’ CIA chief not at briefing

(28 Nov 2018) Lawmakers are expressing disappointment officials from the intelligence community, including CIA director Gina Haspel, were not present at a closed-door briefing over the U.S. response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Nov. 28)

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Forced nudity, waterboarding & more: Haspel cables declassified

The extreme torture of a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist, including waterboarding, forced nudity and a ‘walling technique,’ have been detailed in newly declassified cables sent by a current CIA director Gina Haspel. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9c7r

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Here are the top stories for Monday, May 21st: Pompeo threatens Iran with ‘strongest sanctions in history’; Gina Haspel sworn in as new CIA director; Moment of silence for Texas shooting victims; Kensington Palace releases official royal wedding photos.

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Haspel, First Female CIA Director Sworn In

President Donald Trump traveled to CIA headquarters for the swearing-in of the agency’s next director, Gina Haspel, who won Senate confirmation last week. (May 21)

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