Trump Appointee Wins Senate Approval

Trump’s pick to be the next CIA director, Gina Haspel, won approval from the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday morning, receiving a “favorable recommendation” in a 10-5 vote.

The committee voted behind closed doors Wednesday morning.

The positive review sets her up for a final vote before the full Senate in the coming days. She is all but assured to win Senate confirmation and become the first woman to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.

Haspel currently has the support of the majority of Republicans and endorsements from five Democrats.

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