Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Monday it was "unacceptable" how little material about CIA director nominee Gina Haspel has been made public, while the CIA provided the Senate with a new batch of classified materials related to Haspel's record. Diane Feinstein, a California Democrat who was chairwoman of the committee at the time, expressed initial concern about Ms. Haspel's nomination, and she told the Washington Post that the more material she has reviewed, the more troubled she has become. Sen.
On Friday, Haspel sought to drop her nomination after some White House officials anxious her role in the interrogation of terrorist suspects could prevent her confirmation by the Senate, according to four senior US officials. In the 1980s, one of the declassified documents revealed, Haspel was working weekends in an overseas assignment when she received a phone call from Mother Teresa seeking to speak to President Ronald Reagan by telephone.
Most Republicans in the Senate are backing Haspel - but not all, apparently, over concerns she might authorize torture tactics again. "Win, Gina!" said trump.
The Fox News co-hosts insisted on calling waterboarding, which is considered torture and is illegal under USA and worldwide law, "enhanced interrogation", a term used by the George W. Bush administration.
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She has strong support from within the intelligence community to take the lead at the CIA, where she is now deputy director and acting director. In April, the Central Intelligence Agency released a disciplinary review memo written in 2011 which cleared Haspel of any wrongdoing in the tape destruction incident. John McCain (R. -Ariz.), who was tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, said she would need "to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA's interrogation program".
"When the American people finally have a chance to see the true Gina Haspel on Wednesday, they will understand why she is so admired and why she is and will be a great leader for this agency", CIA spokesperson Ryan Trapani said to the Post.
Nominee to head the CIA, Gina Haspel, centre, sits alongside Secretary of Protection Jim Mattis.
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Pompeo was confirmed by a 57-42 vote.