Spy's spy faces grilling by Senate for top CIA post

Acting director of the US Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel waiting for the Senate subway while she is on Capitol Hill for meetings with senators on May 7, 2018. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON - Ms Gina Haspel, 61, acting director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and nominated to head it, is an ace intelligence officer.

She spent 33 years at the agency - much of that time undercover - and received wide praise from professionals, including several former intelligence chiefs.

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