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    Trump CIA nominee secures key Democrat's vote

    Trump CIA nominee secures key Democrat's vote, heads for confirmation

    he top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday he would support President Donald Trump’s nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, all but ensuring her confirmation as the first woman to lead the spy agency.

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    May 15, 2018 / 1:01 PM / Updated 11 hours ago
    Trump CIA nominee secures key Democrat's vote, heads for confirmation




    Patricia Zengerle
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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday he would support President Donald Trump’s nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, all but ensuring her confirmation as the first woman to lead the spy agency.




    Senator Mark Warner said it had been a “difficult decision,” but cited Haspel’s 33-year career and support from the CIA workforce and intelligence veterans.
    “Most importantly, I believe she is someone who can and will stand up to the President if ordered to do something illegal or immoral – like a return to torture,” Warner said in a statement.
    In a letter to Warner dated Monday, Haspel said the CIA should not have undertaken a past harsh interrogation program, which has been a focus of debate over her confirmation.
    The Senate Intelligence Committee is due to vote on Wednesday on whether to approve Haspel. With Warner’s support, she is expected to have the backing of all eight committee Republicans and at least two of the seven Democrats.


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    Yep.....that makes 5 Demos that have crossed over and will vote for her. She now will be confirmed, and the rest of the Demos who all stuck up for her when she worked for BO peep can claim their hypocrite award. Which they will not be forgotten with how they played.
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    Politics as usual.
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    The reasons for opposing her are all illegitimate imho.
    Waterboarding=red herring, it was already approved and in use by the time she got into any position of authority. They just wanted, for political points only, to hear her disavow Bush/Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft

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    Quote Originally Posted by NapRover View Post
    The reasons for opposing her are all illegitimate imho.
    Waterboarding=red herring, it was already approved and in use by the time she got into any position of authority. They just wanted, for political points only, to hear her disavow Bush/Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft

    Yep and throw her CIA people under the bus. Kamala Harris helped validate that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Politics as usual.
    Should she not be confirmed?

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