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Gina Haspel

  1. Gina Haspel Set to Be CIA Director After Several Democrats Back HerMcCain urged fellow senators not to confirm Haspel. All he accomplished was highlighting the Trump administration’s refusal to apologize.
  2. Second Democrat Comes Out in Support of Gina HaspelBarring some truly unexpected votes, she will be the next CIA director.
  3. Cheney Endorses Haspel and a Return to TortureOnce again, Dick Cheney fires on a friend.
  4. John McCain Urges Senate to Reject Gina Haspel for CIA DirectorThe Arizona senator, who is home battling brain cancer, said, “Her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying.”
  5. CIA Nominee Gina Haspel Won’t Say If Torture Is ImmoralTrump’s nominee to head the spy agency promised to follow her “moral compass,” but she resisted attempts to have to define it.
  6. Gina Haspel Promises Not to Reinstate Torture If Confirmed As CIA DirectorDuring Wednesday’s hearing, she’ll pledge not to restore the “detention and interrogation program” she previously participated in.
  7. Trump Defends Gina Haspel Ahead of CIA Confirmation FightIt’s unlikely that the president has any moral qualms about her past behavior.
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    Haspel Nearly Walked Away From CIA Director NominationShe reportedly had to be convinced to stay after worrying she’d be “the next Ronny Jackson” amid scrutiny of her role in the CIA’s torture program.
  9. Senate Panel Poised to Reject Pompeo for Secretary of StateBut the CIA director is likely to get the promotion, anyway.
  10. Gina Haspel Actually Did Not Supervise CIA’s Most Notorious Use of WaterboardingNew reporting shows Gina Haspel was not at a black site when Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times. But there are other issues with her record.
  11. Trump’s Choice to Lead CIA Oversaw ‘Black Site’ Interrogation ProgramGina Haspel reportedly oversaw the waterboarding of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and the destruction of interrogation tapes.