May 24, 2018

BREAKING: Gina Haspel Makes History, Officially Confirmed as the Next CIA Director.

Acting CIA Director Gina Haspel received a promotion to permanent CIA Director Thursday afternoon when the Senate voted to confirm her nomination for the position 54-45.

Haspel, 60, is the first woman in U.S. history to lead the spy agency. She was nominated by President Trump to replace Mike Pompeo, who now serves as Secretary of State.

During her confirmation hearing two weeks ago, Haspel was pressed by Senators about her role in the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program after 9/11. She said while the program gathered important intelligence that thwarted terrorist attacks against the United States, she wouldn’t restart or reuse the tactics.

“I understand that what many people around the country want to know about are my views on CIA’s former detention and interrogation program,” Haspel said. “I have views on this issue, and I want to be clear. Having served in that tumultuous time, I can offer you my personal commitment, clearly and without reservation, that under my leadership CIA will not restart such a detention and interrogation program.”

Source: Townhall

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