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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:19 pm 
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U.S. Senate confirms Haspel to be first woman CIA director

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to be director of the CIA, ending a bruising confirmation fight centered on her ties to the spy agency's past use of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation techniques.

Haspel, who will be the first woman director of the CIA, is a 33-year veteran at the agency currently serving as its acting director. As senators continued to vote, the tally was 51-43 in favor of her nomination in the 100-member chamber, where a simple majority was required for confirmation.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:36 pm 
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I am going out an a limb here and guess that other than McCain most who missed the vote did not want to be on record either way. So as soon as the vote hit 51 those who didn't vote breathed a sigh of relief as now they can't be held accountable for or against.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:01 pm 
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The torture stuff is a concern, but maybe things are not as they seem.

Trump thought Christopher Wray would be his lackey when he replaced Comey. Turns out, he's been a white hat patriot. Trump got played.

Pompeo is an an ultra religious nut job, a Koch stooge, and is rumored to be another Putin puppet.

Perhaps the new CIA director is also a patriot, and the sell to Trump is the torture background.

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