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Torture Reaffirmed

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On May 17, 2018
It’s official: A career CIA officer deeply involved in its post-9/11 torture program will be Donald Trump’s next director of the premiere U.S. spy agency, the Senate ensured on Thursday. In what quickly coalesced into a foregone conclusion this week, Gina Haspel won sufficient support in the Senate, thanks to nearly lockstep support from the […]
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The Senate Intelligence Committee is trying to make sure as few people see damning evidence of Gina Haspel’s advocacy for torture and obstruction of justice as possible: As the Senate prepares for a Wednesday vote on whether to confirm Gina Haspel as director of the CIA, the Senate Intelligence Committee has restricted access to a […]
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