Haspel Has the Votes for CIA Director

“Gina Haspel appears to have secured enough votes to be confirmed as the country’s next CIA director after stating in a letter to a top Democrat that the agency never should have detained terrorist suspects and employed brutal interrogation techniques against them,” the Washington Post reports.

“Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark R. Warner (D-VA) said that he had asked Haspel to write down her views because he believed that in one-on-one meetings she had expressed greater regret, and more resolute moral opposition to the agency’s interrogation program than she had communicated during her confirmation hearing last week.”

The Senate Intelligence Committee will vote on Haspel’s nomination Wednesday; the full Senate is expected to vote on her confirmation later this month.

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