The Latest: Haspel wins backing of Senate panel for CIA post


WASHINGTON (AP) ‘ The Latest on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to head the CIA (all times local): 9:35 a.m. The Senate intelligence committee has recommended that the full Senate confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA.

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Haspel had already picked up Democratic support and appears on a path to confirmation. The full Senate is expected to vote on her nomination as early as this week.

Her nomination has renewed debate over the harsh interrogation program the CIA conducted on terror suspects after 9/11. Haspel has vowed not to restart such a program, but has declined to disclose details about her involvement.

All eight Republicans and two of the seven Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee earlier expressed support for Haspel. The remaining five Democrats had announced their opposition.

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The Latest: Haspel wins backing of Senate panel for CIA post


The Latest: Haspel says CIA won’t resume harsh interrogation


President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next CIA director says that if she is confirmed by the Senate, the spy agency will not restart a detention and harsh interrogation program like the one used to get terror subjects to talk after 9/11.

The CIA on Tuesday evening released excerpts of the opening remarks Gina Haspel will make at her confirmation hearing Wednesday before the Senate intelligence committee.

In other excerpts, Haspel pledges to work closely with the Senate oversight committee. And she says there has been an outpouring of support from young women at the CIA who hope she becomes the first female CIA director.


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