Gates: Haspel's ties to enhanced interrogation don't disqualify her from leading CIA
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Sunday he doesn't believe Gina Haspel's ties to an enhanced interrogation program that used methods now widely regarded as torture disqualifies her from serving as CIA director. "I worry about presentism. I think you have to go back to 2001, 2002, and the horror that people in the administration felt, getting reports literally every day that Washington or New York were going to be attacked again," Gates said on CBS's "Face the Nation."Haspel, President Trump's pick to lead the CIA, is in the midst of a tenuous confirmation battle.
Bill Gates discloses in newly revealed footage that President Trump Donald John Trump Warren unveils Native American policy plan Live-action 'Mulan' “Both times he wanted to know if there was a difference between HPV and HIV ,” Gates said. “So I was able to explain that those were rarely
Bill Gates was recorded addressing staff at a recent meeting of his charitable foundation where he talked about " I was able to explain that those are things that are rarely confused with each other." There are vaccines for HPV but no known cure for HIV . Gates also revealed that Trump spoke about
Bill Gates discloses in newly revealed footage that President Trump twice asked him to clarify the difference between HIV and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
MSNBC's "All in With Chris Hayes" aired footage Thursday night of the Microsoft founder speaking at a Gates Foundation event, telling the crowd about two meetings he had with Trump, one at Trump Tower during the presidential transition and another at the White House last year.
"Both times he wanted to know if there was a difference between HPV and HIV," Gates said. "So I was able to explain that those were rarely confused with each other."
Gates: 2-state solution between Israelis, Palestinians "on life support"
"I think the hesitation has been, that it would end any prospect of an agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis," Gates said of the embassy move to JerusalemFormer Defense Secretary Robert Gates says that the consequences of the move of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem are "modest" due to the dwindling likelihood of a two-state solution between the Palestinians and the Israelis. Speaking to CBS News' "Face the Nation," Gates said it remains to be seen if the move could further embolden international tensions, but noted past reluctance in making such a politically fraught change.
Trump since appears to have abandoned plans to investigate debunked theories linking childhood immunisations and autism. Tara Dowdell, Democratic strategist, told the MSNBC host: “We’re looking at a president that doesn’t know the difference between HIV and HPV but he has memorised Bill
Bill Gates said he twice had to explain to Donald Trump the difference between the HIV and HPV viruses — and that the president’ s detailed recollection of Gates ’ young daughter’ s appearance creeped out his wife, Melinda. Gates ’ remarks came in response to questions from staffers at a
Exclusive footage obtained by All In... Bill Gates dishes on his meetings with Donald Trump. More tonight at 8PM ET.- All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris)
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Gates also said that at both meetings Trump had asked him about the negative effects of vaccines.
"In both of those two meetings, he asked me if vaccines weren't a bad thing, because he was considering a commission to look into the ill effects of vaccines," Gates said.
"And I said, 'no, that's a dead end. That would be a bad thing, don't do that.'"
Gateslast month that Trump was "super interested" in the idea of a universal flu vaccine.
He added that Trump had asked him to be a science adviser, but that he told the president that he didn't believe the role would be a good use of his time.
Trump: Firing of Comey will go down as a very good thing .
President Trump said Thursday that his firing of FBI Director James Comey will go down as a "very good thing" for the country after Comey attacked Trump over his treatment of FBI agents. In an interview with "Fox and Friends," Trump was asked by Fox's Brian Kilmeade how Republicans will "explain" their attacks on law enforcement and the Justice Department to their grandchildren, which Trump said was actually a positive development.