Senate should confirm Gina Haspel

Green Beret and former UFC fighter Tim Kennedy waterboarded himself on Saturday in support of President Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA director and to prove the controversial interrogation method which he called

Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly announced Saturday that he would vote to confirm Gina Haspel as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, virtually assuring that her nomination will be confirmed by the Senate when it is brought to a vote sometime in the next two weeks. If the Senate approves the nomination, Haspel will become the first woman to be approved for this post. If approved by the committee, Haspel's nomination would head to the Senate, which is expected to narrowly confirm her appointment. But by the time he released the statement, two key swing votes on the committee, Manchin and GOP moderate Senator Susan Collins of ME, had already announced they would vote for Haspel.

Haspel enjoys widespread support from CIA Directors and Chiefs of Staff from Republican and Democratic Administrations. Senator Kaine has already chosen the path of partisan games, opposing Ms. Haspel simply because he doesn't like President Trump.

Yes, but why? If it's all about the enhanced interrogation program? Joe Manchin, in supporting her nomination. But some Democrats were interested in Haspel's supervision of a secret prison in Thailand in 2002, where at least one al-Qaida suspect was waterboarded.

While Haspel told Senators Wednesday that she would not reinstate the brutal torture program she helped implement, the 61-year-old appeared to have failed to provide a definitive answer as to the effectiveness of the program.

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"I think Brennan did a good job in his position", Sanders said. "I don't think it's knowable whether interrogation techniques played a role in that".

Former Vice President Dick Cheney stood by the CIA's controversial torture program and said interrogation techniques like waterboarding should still be in place.

"If it were my call, I'd do it again", Cheney said.

"Waterboarding was utilized really to exclusively three people - a kind of was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11", the previous vp mentioned on "Sunday Morning Futures", noting {that a} categorized report referred to as Mohammed a "preeminent supply" of data on Al Qaeda.

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