CIA announces Director Gina Haspel's retirement
The announcement was made via a Twitter post by the Central Intelligence Agency.
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The CIA announced Tuesday that Director Gina Haspel is leaving the agency, ending a three-decade spy career that shattered a glass ceiling.
The announcement was made via a Twitter post by the Central Intelligence Agency, which thanked Haspel for her "36 years of dedicated service to the American people."
Haspel said in the post: "It has been the greatest honor in my life to lead this organization."
Haspel is a respected career officer and the first female director of the nation's premier spy agency. A U.S. official said Haspel wanted to announce her retirement a day early so she could thank her colleagues formally, but would be staying on the job through noon ET Wednesday when Joe Biden is inaugurated president.
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