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CIA Director Nominee — Senate Intel Committee Votes 10-5 in Favour of Gina Haspel

“Ms. Haspel’s role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing. Her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying. I believe the Senate should exercise its duty of advice and consent and reject this nomination.” US Senator John … Continue reading

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CIA Director Nominee — Senate Intel Committee to Vote on Wednesday

“Ms. Haspel’s role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing. Her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying. I believe the Senate should exercise its duty of advice and consent and reject this nomination.” US Senator John … Continue reading

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Former CIA Ray McGovern : “The First Woman Picked to Lead CIA, But Not the First War Criminal”

“Haspel is not the first government official with involvement in torture, or other types of war crimes. This is a government with no accountability. But her hands are particularly dirty, having both run a secret CIA torture prison, and then … Continue reading

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National Security Archive Sues CIA for Gina Haspel Torture Cables

“Expedited processing is clearly warranted in this instance, as Gina Haspel’s Senate confirmation hearing for CIA Director is slated for May 9.” The National Security Archive “My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because … Continue reading

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CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel — Agency Spin Doctors Working Round-The-Clock (UPDATE: WashPost Open Letter)

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” William Shakespeare “It’s completely unacceptable for the CIA to declassify only material that’s favorable to Gina Haspel, while at the same time stonewalling our efforts to … Continue reading

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109 Military Leaders Protest Gina Haspel Nomination as CIA Director — UPDATE : “CIA Will Allow Senators to Review Classified Material”

“If the record shows that Ms. Haspel played any role in carrying out, supervising, or directing any form of torture or detainee abuse, or the destruction of evidence relating to these activities, we urge you to reject her nomination.” Military … Continue reading

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CIA Director Nominee — “As the Haspel Nomination Looms, the World Is Watching”

“In the interest of transparency, I must tell you that I know Gina Haspel and Jose Rodriguez personally. I don’t like them and they don’t like me. Indeed, after my conviction for blowing the whistle on the CIA’s torture program, … Continue reading

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109 Military Leaders Protest Gina Haspel Nomination as CIA Director

“If the record shows that Ms. Haspel played any role in carrying out, supervising, or directing any form of torture or detainee abuse, or the destruction of evidence relating to these activities, we urge you to reject her nomination.” Military … Continue reading

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CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel — Agency Spin Doctors Working Round-The-Clock

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” William Shakespeare “It’s completely unacceptable for the CIA to declassify only material that’s favorable to Gina Haspel, while at the same time stonewalling our efforts to … Continue reading

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CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel — CIA Nomination Hanging By A Thread Over Cable

“In the absence of any meaningful declassification of her career, this public campaign on behalf of Ms. Haspel does a great disservice to the American people, who expect and deserve to understand the backgrounds of their government’s leaders. Indeed, the … Continue reading

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