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Senate Intelligence Committee votes to advance Gina Haspel’s nomination as CIA director

Gina Haspel is a step closer to becoming the next CIA director after the US Senate Intelligence Committee voted to advance her nomination. It follows weeks of controversy surrounding her involvement with a post-9/11 torture and detention program, launched under the administration of George W. Bush. In the closed session vote, Haspel won ‘yes’ votes from 10 of the committee’s ...

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‘Intimately involved in torture’: 109 ex-US generals against Gina Haspel’s CIA bid

As many as 109 retired US generals and admirals urged lawmakers to reject Gina Haspel’s nomination as CIA director for being “intimately involved in torture,” and to declassify her role in the notorious interrogation program. Haspel, a career intelligence officer nicknamed the ‘queen of torture’ in some US media, should not be appointed as director of the CIA, the retired ...

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Media corrects Haspel’s alleged torture record (but it’s still full of torture)

ProPublica has corrected a story which claimed Trump’s pick for CIA director oversaw the waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah. The outlet still stands by its assertion that Gina Haspel urged CIA leadership to destroy evidence of torture. In a correction published on Thursday and causing a wave of retractions in the media, ProPublica’s editor-in-chief, Stephen Engelberg, wrote that a February 2017 ...

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