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

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The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel as the next CIA director after several Democrats were persuaded to support her despite lingering concerns about her role in the brutal interrogation of suspected terrorists captured after 9/11. The agency launched an unprecedented public relations...
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Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA chief despite scrutiny of her role in interrogation program

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A career CIA operative, she is the first woman to hold the Cabinet post.
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Gina Haspel Confirmed As CIA Director With Aid Of Democrats

Gina Haspel Confirmed As CIA Director With Aid Of Democrats

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Democrats had the power to block her nomination, but they couldn't stick together.
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WATCH: Senate votes to confirm Gina Haspel as next CIA director

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The Senate voted 54-45 to make Haspel the first woman to head the spy agency.
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Senate Democrats Provide Key Votes to Confirm Gina Haspel as CIA Director

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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 votes to confirm Haspel as 1st female CIA director

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WASHINGTON - 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...
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Senate confirms Gina Haspel as CIA director

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Haspel is the first woman to serve as director of the CIA, succeeding Mike Pompeo, who was recently confirmed as secretary of state.
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US Senate confirms Trump nominee Haspel as CIA chief

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US Senate confirms Gina Haspel despite criticism over ties to torture programme used by CIA on 'terror' suspects.
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Trump's CIA head pick Gina Haspel confirmed by Senate

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The Senate on Thursday approved President Trump's devisive pick to head the nation's spy agency.
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Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director

Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director

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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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Senate confirms Gina Haspel as first female CIA chief

Senate confirms Gina Haspel as first female CIA chief

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Senators voted Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel as the first female director of the CIA.
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Senate confirms Gina Haspel as first female CIA director

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The Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as the first female director of the CIA following a rocky nomination process.
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Gina Haspel, Confirmed as CIA Director, Becomes First Woman to Head the Agency

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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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