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With 5 Democrats, controversial Trump nominee Gina Haspel secures votes for CIA director

6 days ago   |   By Think Progress

Gina Haspel secured the votes necessary to become the next CIA director Tuesday as five Democratic senators threw their support behind President Donald Trump's controversial nominee, despite her role in the agency's torture program after 9/11.
Senate Intelligence Committee vice-chair Sen. Mark Warner announced his support for Haspel on Tuesday afternoon, calling it a “difficult decision” but praising Haspel as “representative of the thousands of people at the Agency and throughout the intelligence community who serve quietly, without recognition, and often at great personal risk, in order...
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Game Over: Gina Haspel On Track To Be Confirmed As CIA Director

Game Over: Gina Haspel On Track To Be Confirmed As CIA Director

6 days ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Democrats have lost the debate over torture after two Democratic senators said they plan to back Haspel's confirmation.
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Key Democrat backs CIA nominee Haspel after she says interrogation program should not have been started

6 days ago   |   By The Morning Call

Gina Haspel appears to have secured enough votes to be confirmed as the country's next CIA director after stating in a letter to a top Democrat that the agency never should have detained terrorist suspects and employed brutal interrogation techniques against them. Senate Intelligence Committee...
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Top U.S. Senate intelligence Democrat backs Trump CIA nominee

6 days ago   |   By Reuters

WASHINGTON - The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday he would support President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, all but ensuring her confirmation as the first woman to lead the spy agency.
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