CIA nominee wouldn’t resume brutal interrogations
Washington – President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA is telling senators that she would stand firm against any effort to restart the brutal detention and interrogation program the spy agency ran after 9/11.
Two administration officials said Friday that Gina Haspel was not the “architect” of the program, but a “line officer” who never interrogated any terrorism suspects. They spoke about Haspel’s conversations with senators before her confirmation hearing Wednesday.
It’s unclear if Haspel’s pledge will be enough to sway Democrats who think the acting CIA director should be disqualified because of her work at a covert detention site in Thailand. They want more information about her 33-year career.
The officials were not authorized to discuss her private conversations with senators and spoke only on condition of anonymity.
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