Senate Intelligence Panel Approves Gina Haspel as CIA Director

Senate Intelligence Panel Approves Gina Haspel as CIA Director

"With the benefit of almost 20 years of hindsight, and from your perspective as the nominee to be Director of the CIA, do you believe the Agency's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" was consistent with American values?"

The Senate Intelligence Committee, under the leadership of Feinstein, investigated the CIA's interrogation and detainment program for terrorists in 2014.

Haspel, if confirmed, would replace Mike Pompeo, who is now serving as secretary of state.

The Intelligence Committee voted 10-5 to forward her nomination to the entire Senate, virtually assuring that she will earn final approval to lead the U.S. spy agency, replacing Mike Pompeo, who is now Secretary of State. "There is no reason why her confirmation should be delayed - and I look forward to advancing it expeditiously following the committee's action".

"Haspel has street cred - she is a 30-year agent who has been part of unsafe operations all over the world".

She has told Congress that the agency should not have used such harsh tactics and has vowed not to restart them.

"I don't think torture gets the world ahead", said Sharon Shepherd, of Craryville. "It does not matter who is in power, no one is getting the job done and nothing changes". In our opinion, she is exactly the right person to make sure our country has the valuable foreign intelligence needed to keep national leaders well informed so that they can properly protect the American people. "She has support from field agents and from both political parties".

Two of the committee's seven Democrats are supporting Haspel, including Virginia's Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Sen. "Gina Haspel failed that test", said Krulak, who organized a letter signed by more than 100 retired generals and admirals expressing concern over her nomination. "I think we should know what she knows about whether the Trump campaign was surveilled upon", Paul said.

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With a positive committee vote, the full Senate could vote on Haspel's confirmation as early as Thursday, according to Senate aides, although that would require cooperation from senators to waive the chamber's procedural hurdles for a quick vote.

The document States that for Haspel voted ten members of the Committee.

"I don't approve of torture, but it is necessary for national security and to protect our citizens", he added. John McCain, who last week released a statement urging Congress to reject Haspel's nomination.

Her reassurances were enough for Warner, who announced his support of her nomination along with Sens. "The objections to her nomination amount to 20/20 hindsight. Allowing her to now run the CIA will only invite even more distrust and suspicion of what is going on behind the scenes at the agency".

If confirmed, Haspel will be the first woman to helm the Central Intelligence Agency.

"We had been charged with making sure the country wasn't attacked again", she said. "She walked the walk".

"You have to not only earn our trust", Warner said, noting that the members of the committee have greater access to her work history.

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