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King voting no on Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director nominee

King voting no on Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director nominee

But Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she was "disappointed" in some of Haspel's responses.

It's not clear whether Haspel's promises will convince a majority of senators to confirm her.

"CIA has a very important role in monitoring China's rise as a global power", Gina Haspel, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA Director, told members of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on May 9. Not only that, when the agency was being evacuated in the wake of 9/11, she walked into the counterterrorism center and famously said, "Put me to work!" "Should the United States ever permit detainees to be treated the way the C.I.A. treated detainees under the program-even if you believe it was technically "legal"?"

Haspel's promise could put her at odds with Trump, who spoke during the campaign about toughening the USA approach to fighting extremists and vowed to authorise waterboarding and a "hell of a lot worse". Trump has said he supports subjecting terror suspects to harsh interrogation tactics like waterboarding, which simulates drowning, and a "hell of a lot worse".

Haspel had overseen a detention facility for suspected terrorists in Thailand during the early years of the War on Terror, the Arizona Republic reported. She told senators Wednesday that she had "absolutely" supported the destruction of 92 tapes, all depicting one detainee being interrogated, over concerns "about the security risk that was posed to our officers".

Senators grilled Haspel and her hearing was disrupted by protesters shouting "Prosecute the torturers!" and "Bloody Gina".

The hearing "provided an opportunity to provide details about her experience in the Central Intelligence Agency, explain her involvement in the so-called enhanced interrogation program during the Bush Administration, and account for the mistakes the country made in torturing detainees held in US custody after the September 11th attacks", the senator said in a statement.

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Hannity said Mohammed asked a military judge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to send along information the terrorist wrote for the committee to view during Haspel's nomination.

Haspel said, too, that she "conducted myself honorably and in accordance with US law", and that she understands "the difference between right and wrong" when senators challenged her over why she went along with a program most now liken to torture, and the agency's efforts to cover it up.

"For me, there is no better example of implementing lessons learned than what the agency took away from the detention and interrogation program".

For decades, American foreign policy towards China has been rooted in the belief that as they prospered, economically, they would embrace democracy, they would embrace the global rule of law, Mr. Rubio said in his remarks.

Being in the public spotlight is new for Haspel. Brennan is an outspoken critic of Trump, but called Haspel "highly qualified" in a recent tweet and urged senators to view her with an open mind.

She portrayed herself as a "typical middle-class American" with a "strong sense of right and wrong" who just doesn't happen to have any social media accounts. By the way, to be the kind of feminist acceptable to the left you also have to pledge allegiance to the right to kill one's unborn child for any reason through the full nine months of pregnancy, including through the birth process itself. While her family has deep roots there, she grew up as an Air Force "brat", following her father to postings all over the world. "She's a great professional". She met her first foreign agent on a dark, moonless night at an undisclosed location overseas. "It was the beginning of an adventure I had only dreamed of".


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