Senate Intel Chairman Burr on CIA Director Pompeo’s Selection of Gina Haspel as Deputy Director of CIA

February 2, 2017

WASHINGTON –Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today met with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo to discuss Pompeo’s selection of Gina Haspel to be Deputy Director of the CIA. Chairman Burr made the following statement:

“Director Pompeo and I discussed this morning his choice of Gina Haspel to be the next Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and I am pleased that he has selected a career Agency officer with years of service to our nation in a multitude of locations across the world.  I have met her personally and believe that she has the right skill set, experience, and judgment to help the Director lead what I believe to be one of our Nation’s most critical Agencies.”