Friday, 25 May, 2018

Sen. Joe Donnelly backs Gina Haspel, making Central Intelligence Agency nominee's confirmation more likely

John McCain Urges Senate To Reject Nominee For CIA Head Over Torture Support To the Editor: A most difficult conundrum
Camille Neal | 13 May, 2018, 01:10

In the Foster's Associated Press posting, "Haspel: Torture doesn't work for interrogation", the acting CIA Director Gina Haspel said she doesn't believe torture works as an interrogation technique and that her "strong moral compass" would prevent her from carrying out any order she found objectionable.

Ms. Haspel, 61, rejected Democrats' suggestions that she declassify more information about her background, saying that the director should be subject to agency guidelines on keeping its secrets.

Washington:The CIA continues to be very concerned about potential contacts between Pakistani nuclear scientists and extremist groups and is monitoring them, US President Donald Trump's nominee to head the agency has said. Angus King of ME and Democratic Sens.

Pakistan's Imam-ul-Haq set for Test debut against Ireland
He debuted in the third ODI in Abu Dhabi and anchored a successful run-chase, cracking his maiden worldwide ton while at it.

Over the past few days, Mike Braun, the Republican nominee for Senate in IN, attacked Donnelly for being undecided on Haspel's nomination and playing a political game with his vote, the Washington Free Beacon reported. "And I don't think we should reward someone who's involved in that", Paul said.

The Indiana Democrat also pointed to Haspel's backing from former CIA directors John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanSenate panel invites Comey, former officials to briefing in Russian Federation probe Another battle between politics and common sense Live coverage: Trump CIA pick faces Senate grilling MORE, Michael Hayden and Leon Panetta in explaining his support for her. First, she speaks with journalist Brett Wilkins, who wrote about the history of torture in the United States for CounterPunch. "You can send a really incredible swamp person back to the Senate, like Joe Donnelly".

Republicans do have a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate. McCain is recovering from surgery related to his brain cancer in Arizona and was not expected to be present when the Senate votes on Haspel's nomination.

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