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Wed May 16, 2018, 09:41 AM

Gina Haspel, Trump's pick to lead CIA, wins support of Senate Intelligence Committee

Source: The Washington Post




By Karoun Demirjian May 16 at 9:30 AM

The Senate Intelligence Committee moved Wednesday to recommend Gina Haspel for CIA director, setting up a floor vote that her opponents say will signal to the world whether the United States condemns or condones torture.

The committee voted 10 to 5 to in favor of her nomination.

With two of 51 Republicans committed to voting against Haspel, and five Democrats already indicating they will support her, it appears she is set to become the agency’s first female director.

Haspel’s 33-year record at the Central Intelligence Agency intersected with the agency’s enhanced interrogation program, in which after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States agents subjected certain detainees to procedures subsequently condemned as torture. While Haspel promised during her confirmation hearing to never revive the program, she was far less resolute about condemning the techniques as immoral.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/gina-haspel-trumps-pick-to-lead-cia-wins-support-of-senate-intelligence-committee/2018/05/16/f8c004aa-58eb-11e8-8836-a4a123c359ab_story.html

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Reply Gina Haspel, Trump's pick to lead CIA, wins support of Senate Intelligence Committee (Original post)
DonViejo May 2018 OP
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:43 AM

1. Evil TRiUMPhS! Nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:58 AM

2. Not a surprise.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 09:59 AM

3. Haspel has 33 years record with CIA?

 

Was she reprimanded for anything during so many years? That is a very long time of service without making some mistakes.

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Wed May 16, 2018, 11:11 AM

4. BREAKING NEWS: Home Depot and Lowe's sell out of waterboards.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:45 AM

5. Despicable.

 

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