Senate intelligence committee sets key vote on CIA director nominee Gina Haspel

Senate intelligence committee sets key vote on CIA director nominee Gina Haspel

Senate intelligence committee sets key vote on CIA director nominee Gina Haspel

Feinstein, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were among the leading Democrats given regular briefings on the use of torture during the period between 2002 and 2007 when waterboarding, "walling" and other forms of physical abuse of prisoners were common practice in Central Intelligence Agency secret prisons.

He said: "The reason we are doing this is for us to have a conversation". "Hell we had elk tacos and wine afterwards".

"Someone who has been an active participant and enthusiast for torture is not someone who should represent America", Paul said in an interview as he left the Senate for the week on Thursday. Stand with John McCain against torture.

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"Many people can withstand different types of torture".

While Kennedy said he gets death threats all the time from enemies of the United States, these threats were so menacing that the FBI investigated them. But it is not based on the individual's ability to be able to take that torture or not. His videos, convinced Kennedy proves that simulated drowning is not torture, therefore, any allegations in the address Haspel that ex-military called "heroine" is groundless. John McCain and Rand Paul have signaled they will buck President Trump and oppose her historic nomination.

Moments later, Haspel, however, rushed to clarify that the CIA's methods in general in the aftermath of 9/11 were effective.

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"Is that a yes?" "I was heavily involved in getting it set up, and getting the opinion out of the Justice Department on how far we could go".

Under a tough grilling last week, Haspel pledged she would not restart the waterboarding program, even if pressured by President Trump - who has supported bringing back waterboarding or something worse. In modern history, the practice was also used by a number of authoritarian regimes to obtain information. "Waterboarding", a technique used to simulate drowning, was used on some of the detainees.

Think your friends would be interested? "And interesting during World War II Japanese soldiers who waterboarded American GIs at the end of the war were prosecuted and then executed for war crimes".

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