15 Mar 2018

Trump's new CIA boss oversaw torture at Guantanamo

From Morning Report, 8:13 am on 15 March 2018

The CIA's deputy director Gina Haspel is set to take over from Mike Pompeo as the new head of the intelligence agency, after President Donald Trump fired Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and appointed Mr Pompeo as his replacement. Ms Haspel will be the CIA's first ever female director - but the significance of this has been overshadowed by her alleged links to the torture of terrorists. Our correspondent in Washington, Kate Fisher, joins us to explain more about Ms Haspel's background.