New CIA Nominee Prepares for Intense Grilling

Senators and human rights groups are already planning to press President Trump’s nominee to head the CIA about her role in approving enhanced interrogation techniques, just hours after Trump announced her pending nomination.

Many Republicans and Democrats said Tuesday they don’t know much about Gina Haspel, who has spent more than three decades at the CIA and is now the deputy director.

But she has raised concern from key lawmakers, including Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., whose support could be critical in assuring her confirmation.

“Ms. Haspel needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA’s interrogation program during the confirmation process,” McCain said in a statement Tuesday. “I know the Senate will do its job in examining Ms. Haspel’s record as well as her beliefs about torture and her approach to current law.”

Read more at the Washington Examiner.

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