Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:09 PM

Trump CIA Pick Haspel to Face Questions Over Interrogation Role

•Veteran CIA spy would be the first woman to lead the agency
•Human rights activists condemn Haspel over secret prisons

March 13, 2018, 12:23 PM EDT

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA would make history as the first female director of the intelligence agency, but first she’ll face questions about her past role in U.S. interrogation programs overseas.

Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Tuesday, saying he’s replacing the former Exxon Mobil Corp. chief with his Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo. In a tweet announcing the moves, the president also named Gina Haspel, who has served as Pompeo’s deputy since last year, as his pick to lead the agency.

As deputy director, Haspel helped manage intelligence collection, analysis, covert action, counterintelligence and relationships with overseas counterparts. When Trump decided to bomb Syria in response to chemical weapons attacks last April, Haspel was among the officials in the White House situation room with Vice President Mike Pence.

But Haspel’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee will turn in part on her role in the CIA’s covert program under President George W. Bush in which suspected terrorists were subjected to harsh interrogation methods, including waterboarding, which simulates drowning.



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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:30 PM

1. Good for Her!

She’s a National Hero

Terrorists should be treated like Terrorists

Water boarding was not Illegal. If it was we wouldn’t have done it to SEALS and Special Forces Candidates. It’s only Illegal now because Obama said so (and he’s a Pussy)

The Best Legal Minds in the Country reviewed the Policy and said it went TO the line of (the Legal Definition of )Torture but did NOT Cross it

Deal with it, Hippies

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