Trump's New CIA Director Helped Oversee Controversial Torture ProgramPresident Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he had chosen Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to run the agency while her boss, Mike Pompeo, replaces Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Haspelís legacy is marked by her time in charge of one of the CIAís most controversial programs to boot ? the torture of terror suspects in the early fight against al Qaeda. Working as a clandestine officer in Thailand in 2002, Haspel reportedly was involved in the interrogations of two suspects, Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, several news outlets reported last year.