Monday, 23 July, 2018

What Haspel answered and what she didn't

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Leonard Rios | 11 May, 2018, 05:10

CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel said during her Senate confirmation hearing that she would not restart a detention and interrogation program.

Haspel did address her potential place in history during her opening remarks.

Trump, however, has made no move to implement that promise since he has taken office.

But Sanders also said she had not recently discussed with Trump the question of whether torture is effective. She met her first foreign agent on a dark, moonless night at an undisclosed location overseas. As she left, they fired at her vehicle, blowing out a tire. Eminently qualified, she shouldn't be controversial, at all, but this is a pretty partisan environment, and many of President Trump's nominees get roughed up a bit, but she'll be confirmed, and she'll do a great job for America. Then, in 2005, she drafted a cable ordering the destruction of videotaped evidence of interrogation sessions on the orders of her superior - an episode for which she was internally cleared of any wrongdoing, but that has nonetheless haunted her candidacy to be Central Intelligence Agency director.

"I think they have completely misrepresented who she is".

Haspel said, too, that she "conducted myself honorably and in accordance with USA law", and that she understands "the difference between right and wrong" when senators challenged her over why she went along with a program most now liken to torture, and the agency's efforts to cover it up. But instead of being grateful that a seasoned, experienced intelligence operative has been chosen, Senate Democrats are threatening to kill her nomination.

Bayh, a Democrat from IN, and Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, served on the Senate intelligence committee during Haspel's tenure at the CIA.

"This nomination is bigger than one person", Sen.

Gina Haspel's response comes in response to a question from Democratic Sen. Despite this career excellence, controversy over her time as station chief at the black site, Cat's Eye, has followed for years. He cited a provision of an executive order that prohibits information from being classified "in order to hide violations of law, inefficiency or administrative error" or "to prevent embarrassment to a person, organization or agency". But again her statement lacked moral clarity; she said the error was not making sure "that we had all the stakeholders' concurrence" for the action, not that it was wrong in itself.

Haspel is expected to be confirmed by the Senate later this month.

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McCain's opposition to Haspel was not able to sway one of his closest allies in the Senate: Republican Sen.

Senator: Please, just answer Yes or no.

MARTIN: But didn't she say unequivocally that she would not reinstate the waterboarding program? After that, it will go to the full Senate for a vote.

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, who was held in captivity for almost six years by the Viet Cong, said Wednesday that he would oppose Haspel's nomination.

Haspel already has the strong support of many Republicans. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he will be one.

Haspel's opponents outside Congress include Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about that topic on Wednesday.

A confirmation of Haspel would be interpreted overseas as implicit approval of a program of harsh detention and interrogation, Ford said.

Haspel appears to be gaining support. "Do you believe, in hindsight, that those techniques were immoral?" She told him to call her "Senator" because she worked so hard to earn that title. Host Jake Tapper rolled the tape of her Haspel takedown.

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