One key Republican, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, promised to support her nomination.
Speculation about Pompeo replacing Tillerson began late a year ago, though in recent weeks, Tillerson - who once said he wasn't interested in the job as America's top diplomat and hadn't met Trump before interviewing for the post - seemed to have weathered the storm. But with reports of her and her husband (who appears later on this list) clashing with other members of the White House, it's probably only a matter of time before she leaves to "focus on her own business" or some other BS. President Donald Trump is the President of the United States, and he sets the foreign policy of the United States as the head of state.
A career Central Intelligence Agency officer, Ms Haspel (61) is likely to face questions about her involvement with U.S. interrogation methods at an operation she ran in Thailand in 2002.
Blessing said he believes the move also adds ammunition for the president's critics.
On Tuesday, some US intelligence officials said reports of her alleged involvement in interrogations involving torture were false. However, they did not immediately provide details.
According to "The Wall Street Journal", she was part of a team that oversaw the CIA's detention and interrogation of suspected terrorists, using techniques that many experts and lawmakers since have described as torture.
Having once served as deputy director of the CIA's Russian Federation group, Haspel, her defenders say, knows her stuff. "Not only was she wildly uninformed but 60 minutes was also her longest work day so far".
Morell said he could not confirm or deny any "operational" role Haspel had. "She's an outstanding person who also I have gotten to know very well", Trump told reporters at the White House.
Iran is a third test, those officials said. So, the thing is, when you are faced with a potential terror attack that could kill thousands, and they say 'But if you do this, you go to jail, ' - if you follow that order, you are wrong.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo has been tapped to replace Tillerson. As director of the C.I.A., Mr. Pompeo has likened Iran to the Islamic State and has tried to make a case that Iran is allied with Al Qaeda, even ordering another dive into already-exploited documents captured in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and then taking the highly irregular step of furnishing a cherry-picked result to an advocacy group that opposes the nuclear agreement.
Some said Washington may take a harder line under Pompeo and the Europeans may be under more pressure to offer concessions, while others suggested his views on the deal have evolved and he may be better placed to influence Trump to keep it.
Haspel has served in a number of undercover overseas posts, including as chief of the CIA's station in London and its base in NY. In Washington, she has held numerous senior leadership positions, including as Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service, Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Foreign Intelligence and Covert Action, and Chief of Staff for the Director of the National Clandestine Service. Supposedly he's trying to do what he can without access to important intelligence, but it's only a matter of time before everyone realizes how ridiculous this arrangement is. "She's got the highest level of intellectual integrity and honesty".
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However, as of this writing, bump stocks are not believed to have been used in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. In the 1960s and 70s I watched young Americans bring about change on civil rights and US involvement in Vietnam.
Trump fires Tillerson as Secretary of State
"I didn't discuss it very much with him", Trump said . "We got along actually quite well but we disagreed on things". Trump's 2020 Republican campaign announced Tuesday that he will serve as a senior adviser for campaign operations.