• Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA chief despite scrutiny of her role in interrogation program

    9 days ago - By The Washington Post

    A career CIA operative, she is the first woman to hold the Cabinet post.
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  • Gina Haspel Confirmed as CIA Director: Here Are the 6 Democrats Who Won Her the Role

    9 days ago - By Newsweek

    Haspel was confirmed with the help of Democrats despite concerns over her role in the CIA's use of torture.
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  • Senate Democrats Provide Key Votes to Confirm Gina Haspel as CIA Director

    9 days ago - By Slate

    Gina Haspel, the CIA veteran who supervised the torture of a War on Terror detainee and helped order the destruction of videotapes depicting torture, has been approved by the Senate as the agency's director. Two of the Senate's 51 Republicans-Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul-voted against Haspel. Arizona Sen. John McCain was absent for medical reasons but said previously that Haspel should not be confirmed. Six Democrats-Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne...
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  • Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director

    Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director

    9 days ago - By NPR

    Haspel faced criticism for her role in the agency's waterboarding program. But several Senate Democrats joined almost all the Republicans to confirm her as the first woman to lead the CIA.
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  • Gina Haspel, Confirmed as CIA Director, Becomes First Woman to Head the Agency

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    Gina Haspel was confirmed as the first woman to head the CIA after assuring senators that she won't let the agency return to waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques that she helped supervise during her three decades as a working spy.
    The Senate voted 54-45 Thursday to confirm the 61-year-old Haspel, who was nominated by President Donald Trump after Mike Pompeo left the Central Intelligence Agency to become secretary of state.
    While Haspel won praise for her expertise after postings in the agency's clandestine service and counterterrorism center, her background also revived...
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  • Senate Confirms Gina Haspel as First Female CIA Director

    9 days ago - By Time

    The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday as the first female director of the CIA following a difficult nomination process that reopened an emotional debate about brutal interrogation techniques in one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency's history.
    The 54-45 vote split both parties, with six Democrats joining most Republicans in support. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who is battling brain cancer, was absent for the vote.
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called President Donald Trump's choice of Haspel to lead the agency “the right woman at the right...
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  • Who is Gina Haspel? What to know about first female CIA director

    9 days ago - By ABC

    Though Gina Haspel's confirmation as director of the CIA is historic, it did not come without controversy
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  • U.S. Senate confirms Haspel to be first woman CIA director

    9 days ago - By Reuters

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to be director of the CIA, ending a bruising confirmation fight centered on her ties to the spy agency's past use of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation techniques.
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  • Senate confirms Gina Haspel as new CIA director

    9 days ago - By Boston Herald

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as the first female director of the CIA following a rocky nomination process that reopened debate about one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency's history. Today's vote was 54-45. Republican John McCain was absent. Haspel's nomination was contentious because of her role in a former CIA program to brutally detain and interrogate terror suspects at covert sites abroad following Sept. 11.
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  • Senate votes to confirm Gina Haspel as next CIA director

    9 days ago - By ABC News

    The Senate is voting on Gina Haspel's confirmation as next CIA director
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  • Senate confirms Gina Haspel as 1st female CIA director despite questions about her role in harsh interrogation program

    9 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    WASHINGTON - Senate confirms Gina Haspel as 1st female CIA director despite questions about her role in harsh interrogation program.
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