President Trump and incoming CIA Director Gina Haspel after she was sworn in, during a ceremony at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., May 21, 2018. (Doug Mills/New York Times)
* Trump’s CIA director believed the US was headed toward a “right-wing coup” after he lost the election.
* That’s according to Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s upcoming book, “Peril.”
* Then-CIA director Gina Haspel was one of several top officials who were afraid of what Trump might do.
The former CIA director expressed concern that the US was headed toward a right-wing coup after then President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, according to a new book obtained by The Washington Post.
The book, “Peril,” by The Post’s Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, is set to be released next week and documents the chaotic final months of Trump’s presidency and the beginning of Joe Biden’s term.
The Post reported that the top officials in the US military and intelligence apparatus were afraid of what Trump might do in his quest to overturn the election results and the effect that his lies about the election could have on his agitated base.
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WNU Editor: This can’t be true. I have trouble believing someone like former CIA Director Gina Haspel with decades of experience in intelligence is this stupid.