Washington Free Beacon
May 22, 2018
President Donald Trump praised newly minted CIA Director Gina Haspel during her swearing-in ceremony on Monday, saying she will “thrive” in her new role.
“It is a true honor to stand here today before the most elite intelligence professionals on the planet Earth,” Trump told the audience in his remarks at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
Several senior Trump administration officials also attended the ceremony, including Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, and Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen.
“There’s no one in this country better qualified for this extraordinary office than you,” Trump told Haspel. “I know that you will thrive as the agency’s director and help keep our country safe and strong and proud and free.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:40 am