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‘Worst person possible’: Gina Haspel closer to top CIA job as Senate committee votes for nomination

Gina Haspel is “the worst person” to lead the Central Intelligence Agency due to her first-hand torture experience, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern told RT. If approved by the Senate, she’ll likely continue the practice, he says. “She is the worst possible person to head the CIA … She was told to do torture, pure and simple,” McGovern, who has ...

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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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‘I worked for her, she’s not right for job’ – Ex-CIA officer Kiriakou to RT on Haspel nomination

Gina Haspel is set to win her Senate nomination by a small margin, regardless of the declassification of torture files, former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou told RT, calling this “the single worst pick” in DC. Read more “I think she’s the single worst pick in all of Washington DC,” the former CIA officer stated on RT. Kiriakou, who ...

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Pompeo nomination for State Department barely clears Senate committee

CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination for secretary of state has barely cleared the Senate Foreign Committee. No Democrat voted in favor of the nominee, and the vote almost failed due to one Republican’s absence. Initially, ten of the Republicans present voted in favor of Pompeo, and ten of the Democrats present voted against. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) voted by proxy, ...

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Retired intelligence operatives ask Trump to reverse Haspel CIA nomination

A group of former US intelligence officers has urged President Donald Trump to rescind his nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA director, citing concerns over her alleged role in human rights abuses and her destruction of evidence. Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity includes former CIA, NSA, FBI and Army operatives. In a memorandum to the president, the group claims Haspel’s ...

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Steve Smith 2018 Hall of Fame nomination creates confusion

This is probably one of the many reasons Steve Smith Sr. started putting Smith Sr. on the back of his jersey. The list of modern-era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was released on Tuesday and there was one player on there that turned heads. Former Giants wide receiver Steve Smith found his way onto ...

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Joe Klecko again misses out on Hall-of-Fame nomination

Joe Klecko will have to wait at least another year. The NFL Hall of Fame Seniors Committee met Thursday to recommend its two finalists for 2018, and Klecko, the legendary Jets defensive lineman, was not one of them. The committee selected former Oilers linebacker Robert Brazile and former Packers offensive lineman Jerry Kramer. Klecko, 63, has now missed out on ...

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Trump Army Secretary pick Mark Green withdraws nomination

President Trump’s pick for Army Secretary has withdrawn his nomination after anti-LGBT comments including saying that being transgender is a “disease.” Tennessee state senator Mark Green said he wanted to “Make America Great Again” by serving in the post, but dropped out of consideration Friday after “false and misleading attacks” led him to become a distraction. Opposition to his appointment came quickly ...

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Jeb Bush Doesn't Have Any Regrets After Losing Nomination to Trump (VIDEO)

Jeb BushNo Regrets 5/2/2017 2:43 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE Jeb Bush says he has no regrets after losing his White House bid to Donald Trump … because Miami living with no media attention is all he needs to be happy. We got the former Florida Guv and Republican presidential contender at LAX Monday, where he caught us up on everything from ...

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Senate braces for 'severe blow' over Supreme Court nomination

WASHINGTON — Judge Neil Gorsuch is set to be confirmed to the Supreme Court over the glowing corpse of Senate tradition next week. The Senate is careening toward the conclusion of a nasty year-plus Supreme Court fight which could permanently damage the chamber. Democrats are guaranteeing a filibuster. Republicans are promising to retaliate by invoking the “nuclear option” with a ...

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