Gina Haspel criticizes "enhanced interrogation" in letter to Mark Warner

CIA nominee Gina Haspel criticizes

Haspel was assured of a favorable vote from the committee, which has an 8-7 Republican majority, when Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced they would support her nomination. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia and Joe Donnelly, Indiana, have pledged support.

Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona who is away from the Senate amid treatment for brain cancer, released a statement last week saying Haspel's refusal to rebuke torture as immoral in her hearing was "disqualifying".

So far, we know of only two Democrats voting for Haspel - Sens. Despite opposition from John McCain and fellow Democrats, she's on her way to getting confirmed as the first female Central Intelligence Agency director in history, thanks to her nomination by President Trump.

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Warner's vote is crucial for Haspel, given that GOP Sen.

The CIA declassified a review that found "no fault with the performance" of Haspel in the destruction of the videotape evidence, which could help clear the air for senators who are troubled by her involvement in the matter.

Cheney still doesn't consider waterboarding illegal or torture.

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None of them objected to what was being done in the name of "national security", nor did any of them inform the public.

That was when Bartiromo asked the vice president who served under former President George W. Bush about torture. According to Haspel, she categorically against the resumption of this program.

"Over the previous year I've had the opportunity to work with Ms. Haspel in her role as Deputy Director, and I have always found her to be professional and forthright with the Intelligence Committee", Warner said. The Senate could then vote on her nomination as soon as later this week. "Her refusal to acknowledge torture's immorality is disqualifying". Rand Paul of Kentucky has announced his opposition.

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Last week, Haspel said she would not permit the spy agency to restart any kind of harsh detention and interrogation programmes. But by the time he released the statement, two key swing votes on the committee, Manchin and GOP moderate Senator Susan Collins of ME, had already announced they would vote for Haspel.

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