Acting CIA director Gina Haspel faces an uphill battle for her upcoming confirmation hearing


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators will grill President Donald Trump’s choice for CIA director about her role in harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists, but will be less able to question her about the effectiveness of those and other controversial actions such as kidnappings and drone strikes.

Acting CIA Director Gina Haspel will appear on Wednesday at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Democratic senators have vowed to cross-examine her about her role in the use of harsh interrogation methods, as well as the destruction of 92 videotapes documenting the questioning.

Public questioning of Haspel on issues such as the effectiveness of the interrogations, CIA drone strikes and agency “renditions” of suspected militants to third countries may be limited because the operations remain classified.

Two sources familiar with preparations for the hearing said Haspel is regarded inside the CIA as a supporter of such

... read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/cia-director-gina-haspel-questions-hearing-2018-5

Acting CIA director Gina Haspel faces an uphill battle for her upcoming confirmation hearing


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators will grill President Donald Trump’s choice for CIA director about her role in harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists, but will be less able to question her about the effectiveness of those and other controversial actions such as kidnappings and drone strikes.

Acting CIA Director Gina Haspel will appear on Wednesday at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Democratic senators have vowed to cross-examine her about her role in the use of harsh interrogation methods, as well as the destruction of 92 videotapes documenting the questioning.

Public questioning of Haspel on issues such as the effectiveness of the interrogations, CIA drone strikes and agency “renditions” of suspected militants to third countries may be limited because the operations remain classified.

Two sources familiar with preparations for the hearing said Haspel is regarded inside the CIA as a supporter of such

... read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/cia-director-gina-haspel-questions-hearing-2018-5