Haspel's Nomination As CIA Chief Is Reopening Debate On Torture

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The Senate confirmation hearing for Gina Haspel , President Trump's choice to lead the CIA, hasn't yet been scheduled. But several senators have already expressed reservations due to Haspel's role in the CIA's waterboarding of al-Qaida suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam, posted this tweet Tuesday: Waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods appear set for another round of litigation in the court of public opinion as the Senate prepares to vote on Haspel's nomination. In many ways, U.S. laws and policies are much clearer today than in the past and have effectively settled some legal questions. President Obama banned torture with an executive order...

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Haspel's Nomination As CIA Chief Is Reopening Debate On Torture

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