CIA Director Gina Haspel nearly resigned over plan to replace her deputy: Report

CIA Director Gina Haspel almost resigned last month as President Trump was on the verge of naming Kash Patel, a loyalist to the president and former aide to Rep. Devin Nunes, as her deputy.

Trump told confidants about the idea amid concerns about Haspel’s loyalty in the days after the election, according to a Friday report by Axios. CIA Deputy Director Vaughn Bishop would be forced out and replaced by Patel, and if Haspel resigned in protest, Patel would become acting director. Since parting ways with Nunes and the House Intelligence Committee, Patel has taken on various roles in the Trump administration, including as a top aide to now-former acting Director of
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