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John McCain opposed the appointment of Gina has Haspel CIA Director

13 May 2018

Kamala Harris, announced Ms. Haspel wouldn't receive their votes.

Numerous experienced intelligence operatives agree that Haspel would be the best prepared CIA director in the agency's 70-year history.

"She has served on the front lines", Bayh said. 11, 2001, strategy, said he would keep the program active and ready for deployment, and doesn't think it amounted to torture.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is the only other Republican who is publicly considering opposing Haspel - in part because of his respect for McCain, a prisoner of war during the Vietnam conflict. She controls what of her record can be declassified, and most details released so far have been flattering. Addressing the statements from both McInerney and Sadler, she said: "I don't understand the kind of environment you're working in where that would be acceptable and you can come to work the next day and still have a job".

Much of Haspel's 33-year career remains classified, but she has received stellar endorsements from across the intelligence community.

Meanwhile, however, she was also reportedly responsible for overseeing the torture of some terror suspects.

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Haspel testified on Wednesday that, if confirmed, she would not restart the CIA's controversial interrogation.

But Donnelly said that after his conversation and reviewing her testimony he would back her.

She was warned that a pledge to simply follow the law would be insufficient. Mark Warner, D-Va., told Haspel.

Her performance caused two committee members who'd previously expressed doubts to pledge support - Sen.

"It never, ever fails", the president said. I doubt self-flagellation on the Capitol steps would do it for him.

Trump continues to feud with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department. Some White House officials were concerned that her role in the program could become a central issue in her confirmation hearing. McCain is the committee chairman, but he is not expected to return to shepherd the bill through the Senate. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, announced he would vote in her favor.

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Republicans do have a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate. Rand Paul, R-KY., and also Arizona Sen.

She was responding to a question from senator John Cornyn. John McCain's prolonged absence due to his ongoing cancer treatment, the loss of support of even a couple Republicans in the hearing could sink Haspel's confirmation.

In explaining his opposition, Paul said, "We shouldn't reward somebody who participated in torture, really still has trouble saying and articulating that it's an immoral thing".

He added, "The Senate should exercise its duty of advice and consent and reject this nomination".

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Presented with Trump's stated support for such techniques, Haspel said she did not "believe that torture works".

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John McCain opposed the appointment of Gina has Haspel CIA Director