WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA has saluted the late President George H.W. Bush, the only director of the spy agency to serve in the nation’s highest office.
CIA Director Gina Haspel and former directors John Brennan and George Tenet paid their respects as they visited Bush’s casket in the Capitol Rotunda during a day of public viewing. Bush died Friday at age 94.
Bush was the only former CIA director to become president. The agency’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia, was named for him in 1999.
Other officials who paid respects Tuesday include former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were among the mourners paying respects to the former president as he was lying in state on Monday.