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Trump picks controversial figure Haspel as new CIA chief

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During Republican former President George W. Bush's administration, she ran a secret CIA prison in Thailand codenamed“Cat's Eye.” Two suspected members of the al Qaeda militant group were subjected to waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques at the facility.
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Trump pick for new CIA director Gina Haspel oversaw torture

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Gina Haspel ran CIA's first 'black site' in Thailand and was described as one of 'President Bush's torturers-in-chief'.
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Trump picks controversial figure Haspel as new CIA chief

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WASHINGTON - Gina Haspel, a veteran CIA clandestine officer picked by President Donald Trump on Tuesday to head the CIA, is a controversial figure, backed by many in the U.S. intelligence community but regarded warily by some in Congress for her involvement in the agency's "black site" detention facilities.
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Trump CIA Pick Haspel to Face Questions Over Interrogation Role

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President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA would make history as the first female director of the intelligence agency, but first she'll face questions about her past role in U.S. interrogation programs overseas.
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Who is Gina Haspel, Trump's new CIA head? 'Spymaster' with a torture past

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Haspel is a seasoned intelligence officer with decades of experience, but also a key player in a troubled legacy of using torture as an interrogation tactic.
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Trump's New CIA Director Helped Oversee Controversial Torture Program

Trump's New CIA Director Helped Oversee Controversial Torture Program

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Gina Haspel was involved in the waterboarding of one terror suspect 83 times in a month, to the point where doctors had to revive him.
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Haspel, poised to become first female CIA chief, ran controversial 'black site' prison

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President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he will nominate Gina Haspel to replace Mike Pompeo as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, a move that could resurface concerns about the longtime intelligence official's stance on torture. Haspel, if confirmed by the Senate, would become the first woman to lead the CIA, a milestone Trump touted in announcing his plans. "Gina by the way who I know very well, who I've worked with very closely will be the first woman director of the CIA," Trump told reporters gathered outside the White House. "She's an outstanding person who also I have...
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Who Is Gina Haspel, President Trump's Pick for CIA Director?

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President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he will nominate Gina Haspel to become the new CIA director, replacing Mike Pompeo, who will be nominated as the next Secretary of State .
If confirmed, Haspel would be the first woman to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!
- Donald J. Trump March 13, 2018
In a statement, Gina Haspel...
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