Senate Intel panel backs Gina Haspel for Central Intelligence Agency director
17 May, 2018, 00:44 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
The intelligence committee approved in a 10-5 vote to advance Ms. Haspel's nomination to be the first woman to lead the agency, forwarding it to the full Senate. 11 CIA was disqualifying for someone who wanted to lead the agency.
On Wednesday, the committee announced the result of its vote, which was conducted behind closed doors, but did not provide any further details. The day before Wednesday's committee vote, three of the Democrats said they'd back her shortly after she toughened her stance against harsh interrogation.
"She has acted morally, ethically and legally, over a distinguished 30-year career and is the right person to lead the agency into an uncertain and challenging future". Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he would not vote for her. Mark Warner of Virginia.
The interrogation program became one of the darkest chapters of the CIA's history and tainted America's image worldwide after the September 11 attacks.
"With the benefit of hindsight and my experience as a senior agency leader, the enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken", she told Warner in the letter dated Monday.
Asked if she would stand up to Mr. Trump if he ordered her to resume an "enhanced" interrogation program, she first said, "I do not believe the president would ask me to do that", then added, "I would not restart under any circumstances an interrogation program at C.I.A".
"Having served in that tumultuous time, I can offer you my personal commitment, clearly and without reservation, that under my leadership Central Intelligence Agency will not restart such a detention and interrogation program", she said. Still, McCain said her role "in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing". 'Both the Committee and the Agency shared the goal of obtaining the critical intelligence needed to thwart another attack'. The split makes it crucial for Haspel to get support from the opposition to cross the 51 threshhold for confirmation. They include Mark Warner of Virginia, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelley of Indiana, Bill Nelson of Florida and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. Democratic lawmakers and other opponents of Haspel have turned to Twitter to demand its release with the hashtag #UnlockDurhamReport. At her confirmation hearing last week, Haspel repeatedly refused to call the CIA's post-9/11 treatment of prisoners "torture", and declined to state whether she believes torture is immoral.
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