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Report: Gina Haspel Sought to Withdraw as CIA Pick

HeadlineMay 07, 2018

The Washington Post is reporting President Trump’s pick to head the CIA sought to withdraw her nomination on Friday, just days before her confirmation hearing. Gina Haspel is facing mounting criticism over her role in the U.S. torture program under George W. Bush. Haspel ran a CIA black site in Thailand at the time at least one prisoner was waterboarded. Haspel’s confirmation hearing—which is still scheduled for Wednesday—would mark the first time she has ever spoken publicly about her role in the torture program.

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