CIA Director Gina Haspel Arrested For Treason?
Earlier this week, there have been several social media posts and articles about CIA Director, Gina Haspel. The latest one as can be seen in this tweet claims she has been arrested for treason. How true is the claim?
Born Gina Cheri Walker Haspel in 1956. Haspel is an American intelligence officer serving as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) since 2018. She is the first woman to hold the position permanently.
Due to her position, she's always at the end of internet misinformation. If she's not dead of natural causes, she's detained in Frankfurt or shot in DC. The latest falsehood is her arrest for treason.
A post tweeted by one Alex Spielman was captioned thus: "Breaking News! Unconfirmed reports are coming in that CIA Director Gina Haspel has been Arrested for Treason! This situation is still developing."
In this post, Director Gina Haspel was claimed to have been arrested after a building raid in Frankfurt leading to the death of 5 soldiers. The CIA, purported to have made up a cover story, was arrested for it. But Gina Haspel won't be sentenced because, as claimed, she agreed to help Trump in testifying to what the CIA did and when. The claim further said she made depositions and a video confession.
The claim has so far been debunked by the CIA. The CIA spokesperson, Nicole de Haay, was quoted as saying “Well…this is the most absurd inquiry I’ve ever addressed, but I’m happy to tell you that Director Haspel is alive and well and at the office.”
The claim reeks of conspiracy theory, misinformation, and must be debunked at all costs. Gina Haspel was neither dead nor was arrested for treason. This claim is false.