CIADirector nominee Gina Haspel speaks during her confirmation hearing before the Senate (Select) Committee on Intelligence May 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.
It is unclear whether Haspel was actually in charge at the time or whether she was present during the worst of it, but it is beyond doubt that she was complicit in the subsequent shredding of 92 tape recordings that would have been of interest to senators who were working to put the Central Intelligence Agency out of the torture business.
"She is the most prepared person to have ever been nominated to the post, demonstrating the highest levels of leadership and professionalism throughout her 33-year career", Blunt said in a statement.
"The Senate has just confirmed that it will tolerate rot at our government's core by elevating someone linked to those atrocities to now lead the US intelligence agency", Daphne Eviatar, director of security with human rights at Amnesty International USA, said in a statement on Thursday.
Several senators said Haspel was not forthcoming in answering questions about her role in the torture program or the CIA's decision to destroy videotaped evidence of the sessions.
Ahead of the vote, McConnell said Haspel "demonstrated candor, integrity, and a forthright approach" during the confirmation process and that she "has quietly earned the respect and admiration" the intelligence community at home and overseas.
Though the Democrats and their allies raised the alarm against Gina Haspel's nomination to the office of CIA Director, the veteran agency officer was confirmed in the post today by a vote of 51-43 according to the CBC - earning the votes of some Democrats who differed in opinion with the wider party position.
"I think it was disgraceful, disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out", he said a week before he was inaugurated in January 2017, referring to a dossier of allegations about Trump's supposed ties to Russian Federation.
Haspel, who will be the first woman director of the CIA, is a 33-year veteran at the agency now serving as its acting director. Later that day, Democratic Sen.
Haspel came under harsh criticism from Republicans, like Flake and McCain, and Democrats for the CIA's use of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques.
Her opponents said it wasn't right to promote someone who supervised a black site in Thailand.
Of a more troubling nature was her stubborn refusal, despite appeals from various members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to declare that waterboarding and other forms of torture were unambiguously immoral. In her hands "I feel very comfortable and very good", he added.
Jeanne Shaheen supported the nomination.
As she rose up the ranks, she said she experienced some resistance from the male-heavy ranks of the spy corps.
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The two leaders also agreed on enhancing people-to-people relations in the field of education and culture. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson's request to shut down its diplomatic mission in Pyongyang .
During her confirmation hearing last week, Haspel said she doesn't believe torture works as an interrogation technique. She has told Congress that the agency should not have used such harsh tactics and has vowed not to restart them.
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Colyer and six other governors signed a letter Monday urging the Norwegian Nobel Committee to choose Trump . President Barack Obama received the prize in 2009, a move that generated controversy at the time.
She describes her motivations as a "money scheme" and out of anger over the breakup, and testified that she threatened him. She said she lied to investigators, hospital workers and even her mother after the incident February 11.
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