Wed May 16, 2018, 12:10 PM

Trump CIA pick Gina Haspel gets Senate Intelligence Committee recommendation

President Trump’s CIA nominee Gina Haspel received the recommendation of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, sending the vote to the Senate floor -- where Haspel is expected to have the necessary votes to be confirmed.

The committee voted 10-5 to recommend Haspel, setting up a vote on the Senate floor as soon as this week. Haspel, if confirmed, would be the first woman to lead the agency.

“Gina Haspel is the most qualified person the president could choose to lead the CIA and the most prepared nominee in the 70-year history of the agency,” Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said in a statement.  

“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. I’m pleased to see the committee favorably report her nomination to the full Senate, and I look forward to her swift confirmation,” he added.

The Committee has 8 Republicans and 7 Democrats...

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Will Morningstar May 2018 #1

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Thu May 17, 2018, 02:13 AM

1. At least you have a professional running one of your major agencies, not a political appointee.


IMHO, good news.

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