CIA nominee

WASHINGTON | Confirmation vote for CIA nominee exposes Democratic rift

WASHINGTON — The political schism in the Democratic Party is playing out in the confirmation vote for Gina Haspel as CIA director, as support from red-state senators facing re-election bumps up against a more liberal flank eyeing potential 2020 presidential bids and rejecting the nominee over the agency’s clouded history of torture. Haspel’s confirmation became … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Confirmation vote for CIA nominee exposes Democratic rift

WASHINGTON | GOP pushes for speedy confirmation vote for CIA nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are pushing for a speedy confirmation vote as early as Thursday after the Senate intelligence committee endorsed President Donald Trump’s CIA nominee Gina Haspel to lead the spy agency. But opponents concerned about Haspel’s role in CIA covert detention sites after 9/11 could delay a vote by the full Senate until … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP pushes for speedy confirmation vote for CIA nominee

WASHINGTON | CIA nominee says torture doesn’t work

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s nominee to be CIA director said Wednesday that she does not believe torture works and would not carry out any presidential order she thought was immoral. Facing tough questioning by members of the Senate intelligence committee, Gina Haspel insisted her “moral compass is strong.” If confirmed, she said she would not … Continue reading WASHINGTON | CIA nominee says torture doesn’t work

WASHINGTON | CIA nominee say torture doesn’t work, ‘moral compass’ strong

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee to be CIA director said Wednesday that she does not believe torture works and she would not carry out any presidential order she thought was immoral. Facing tough questioning by members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Gina Haspel said her “moral compass is strong.” “I would not allow CIA … Continue reading WASHINGTON | CIA nominee say torture doesn’t work, ‘moral compass’ strong

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Haspel introduced by former senators

WASHINGTON— The Latest on CIA nominee Gina Haspel (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Former senators Evan Bayh and Saxby Chambliss have introduced CIA nominee Gina Haspel at her confirmation hearing. Bayh, a Democrat from Indiana, and Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, served on the Senate intelligence committee during Haspel’s tenure at the CIA. Chambliss says … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Haspel introduced by former senators

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Protesters arrested at hearing for CIA nominee

WASHINGTON — The Latest on CIA nominee Gina Haspel (all times local): 9:30 .am. A handful of protesters are being arrested before a confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as director of the CIA. The protesters began yelling, “stop the torture, stop the torture” and “don’t reward torture.” U.S. Capitol Police quickly … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Protesters arrested at hearing for CIA nominee