Obama, Gina Haspel, Texas: Your Monday Evening Briefing

1. President Trump praised the “patriots of the C.I.A.” as he swore in Gina Haspel, above left, as the agency’s next director.

It was a departure from his accusations that intelligence agencies had orchestrated a conspiracy against his presidential campaign. (Last year, on his first visit to the agency, he delivered a diatribe against the news media and Democrats.)

Over at the conservative Heritage Foundation, Ms. Haspel’s predecessor, Mike Pompeo, above center, delivered a remarkably hard-line speech about Iran. Mr. Pompeo, now secretary of state, offered no concessions to European leaders who want to do business with Tehran.

Similar Posts