South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds Undecided on Gina Haspel Vote

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The CIA's interrogation program is in the spotlight again as Gina Haspel - who once ran a secret Thailand prison that used waterboarding - is poised to become CIA director, if she can get confirmed by the US Senate.

Warner, of Virginia, is the third Democrat to say he'll vote for Haspel. John McCain is ailing and unlikely to vote on the nomination and Sen.

"The United States must be an example to the rest of the world, and I support that", she said in her letter.

The Justice Department has provided to the Intelligence Committee the executive summary of a classified report by Durham laying out his factual findings and legal analysis, and several senators of both parties have asked the department to make that available to the full Senate as well.


Referring to Haspel's role in overseeing torture and then ordering the shredding of videotapes of torture sessions, Donnelly said, "I believe that she has learned from the past and that the Central Intelligence Agency under her leadership can help our country confront serious worldwide threats and challenges".

"With the benefit of hindsight and my experience as a senior agency leader, the enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken", Haspel told Sen.

In the letter, Haspel wrote that she would not "condemn" those who made the "hard calls" after the 9/11 terror attacks.

She needs only 50 votes but Republicans enjoy just a slim 51-49 majority in the chamber. John McCain of Arizona is absent. Trump blasts White House leakers as "traitors" Haspel confirmation vote set for Wednesday This week: Trump heads to Capitol Hill MORE (D-Va.), the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he would support her nomination.


Most Republicans are expected to back Haspel, although Sen.

As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Paul's opposition nearly triggered the panel to report Mr. Pompeo out of the committee unfavorably before the full Senate vote.

"Someone who has been an active participant and enthusiast for torture is not someone who should represent America", Paul said in an interview as he left the Senate for the week on Thursday.


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