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Gary Cohn

Trump reportedly offered Gary Cohn the job of CIA director — then changed his mind

President Trump reportedly offered former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn the job of CIA director before selecting Gina Haspel for the job.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017.

The Trump administration’s biggest shakeup yet points to a huge shift in US-Russia relations

The US is on track for a more dovish State Department and a hawkish CIA when it comes to dealing with Russia.
Incoming secretary of state, Mike Pompeo.

Trump’s new secretary of state is a Tea Party Republican who couldn’t be more different from Rex Tillerson

Mike Pompeo, a Tea Party Republican who regularly defends Trump and shares his aggressive approach to foreign affairs, will become the next secretary of state.
Protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court in January 2017 to mark 15 years since the first prisoners were brought to the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

‘She was up to her eyeballs in torture’: Trump’s nominee for CIA director oversaw the torture of detainees under Bush

Gina Haspel, the president's pick to lead the CIA, helped implement the agency's torture program under the George W. Bush administration.
Gina Haspel.

A controversial intelligence officer who ran a secret US prison in Thailand could be the first female CIA chief

President Donald Trump has appointed Gina Haspel as the new head of the CIA, but the longtime intelligence officer has a controversial past.
Former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington

British intelligence reportedly told the CIA months before the election that Trump’s campaign had illicit contacts with Russia

It took agencies months after the November election to come to a consensus on Russian hacking, even though they had received intelligence on it long in advance.
House Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speak with the media about the ongoing Russia investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. March 15, 2017.

‘This is off the charts’: Intelligence veterans sound the alarm over the House Intelligence Committee’s partisan war

The House Intelligence Committee has devolved into an unprecedented level of partisan bickering, and the national security apparatus is worried.
Mike Pompeo

The director of the CIA expects Russia will try to meddle in the 2018 midterm elections

“I haven’t seen a significant decrease in [Russian] activity,” Pompeo added.

Here are some of the biggest reveals from a fitness-tracker data map that may have compromised top-secret US military bases around the world

Strava's recently published "heatmap" has revealed potentially problematic activity in military bases around the world.

Former CIA officer suspected of passing intel to China may have also jeopardized US assets in Russia

Current and former intelligence officials believe that he may have passed information to Chinese officers, during a period when assets in China were hunted.