WASHINGTON | CIA nominee wins Senate panel backing, confirmation expected

16May - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



WASHINGTON | CIA nominee wins Senate panel backing, confirmation expected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the CIA, won the backing of the Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday, paving the way for her expected confirmation to lead the spy agency.

The panel voted 10-5 to advise the full Senate to confirm Haspel, whose nomination has renewed debate over the harsh interrogation program the CIA conducted on terror suspects after 9/11. Haspel, who supervised a CIA detention site in Thailand in 2002, has told Congress that the agency shouldn’t have used those harsh tactics and has vowed not to restart them.

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