Senator Diane Feinstein on Gina Haspel CIA Nomination

“To promote someone so heavily involved in the torture program to the top position at the CIA, the agency responsible for one of the darkest chapters in our history, is a move that I’m very wary of.”

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)  — March 23 2018

March 29 2018 — Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)  has sent a letter to the CIA asking for the declassification of Gina Haspel’s records.

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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has released the following statement about the need to fully vet Gina Haspel, nominee for CIA director.

While many nominees have classified backgrounds, Gina Haspel is unique in that she was involved not only in the classified CIA torture program, but reportedly played a key role.

That’s why I asked CIA to declassify her records. Senators must be able to fully review her activities so they can make an informed decision on her nomination – a key Senate responsibility – and the public should be aware of the background of its leaders.

We know the CIA provided Congress and the public with inaccurate information about the torture program, we know the agency’s management of the program was suspect and we know the program was extremely brutal. We also know that no one was held accountable.

To promote someone so heavily involved in the torture program to the top position at the CIA, the agency responsible for one of the darkest chapters in our history, is a move that I’m very wary of. Her experience may have served her well as deputy, but the top position is another matter entirely.

Donald Trump CIA Pick Busted For Destroying Secret Torture Tapes | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC 

Trump’s pick to run the CIA, Gina Haspel, helped destroy “torture tapes” and ran a Bush-era “black site”.

Ari Melber fact checks Trump’s support for torture with this new nomination.

REFERENCES

Feinstein on Haspel Nomination  — Official website

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Senator Diane Feinstein on Gina Haspel CIA Nomination

 

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