Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Central Intelligence Agency wants Haspel to guide company to 'wonderful' future

Central Intelligence Agency wants Haspel to guide company to 'wonderful' future

As she left, they fired at her vehicle, blowing out a tire.

Collins says a now declassified report clears concerns about Haspel's role in the destruction of videotapes of prisoner interrogations that some consider torture. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Dianne Feinstein of California, and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico on Monday amid speculation over which lawmakers will support her nomination.

Marc Short, the White House legislative affairs director, told reporters on a conference call last week that Haspel has been "preparing aggressively" for the hearing, underscoring that she has support from former Obama administration officials, such as ex-CIA director John Brennan, who are usually critical of Trump.

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Critics argue that the USA lost its moral high ground and incurred the loathing of Muslims through the use of torture in its war on terror after the Sept 11, 2001, attacks.

"My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists", Trump tweeted on Monday. "It's fantastic to watch the media disparage and attack women of real substance while they laud a woman who spends most of her time hanging off a pole half or completely naked". Trump was reportedly told about Haspel on Friday, and he made a decision to push her to stay as the nominee. The hope, too, is that the president's comments will motivate Republicans to back her up at Wednesday's hearing and the likely subsequent vote by the full Senate. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

The Senate Intelligence Committee's confirmation hearing on Wednesday is expected to focus on Haspel's oversight in 2002 of a secret "black site" in Thailand where harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding were used on suspected terrorists, according to USA Today. She served nearly entirely undercover and much of her record is classified. The agency said the documents, which are not available to the public, cover the entirety of her career, including her time in the years after 9/11.

Warner on Monday wrote a letter to Haspel, obtained by CNN, saying that the Central Intelligence Agency has failed to make public the leadership and supervisory positions Haspel held at Central Intelligence Agency headquarters.

"I believe what we have here is a cover-up from A to Z", said Sen.

'The White House is fully behind her, ' he added. "She remains fully committed to the USA laws and Army Field Manuals that govern interrogation - the legal framework in place today". But derailing Haspel's nomination would be a greater attack on our intelligence professionals than anything Trump has done.

Ailing Arizona Republican Sen. Almost all Republicans except Sen. As of this writing, Republicans own a 51-49 majority in the Senate, which means she has enough votes to be confirmed if every Republican votes for her and if no Democrats vote for her. Vice President Mike Pence, as president of the Senate, can be called on to break a tie vote. Trump administration officials talked her out of it. No Democrats have said they intend to vote for Haspel.

They hope this group will see the national security threats facing the nation and will want a nominee who has more than three decades of experience in intelligence, including counterterrorism and Russian affairs, and is well-respected in the field.

"She is very qualified, she has risen up the ranks", he said.

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