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Gina Haspel confirmed to lead Central Intelligence Agency

Gina Haspel confirmed to lead Central Intelligence Agency

The President of the United States Donald trump urged the U.S. Senate to confirm the nomination of Gina has Haspel for the post of CIA Director.

Earlier it was reported that the intelligence Committee of the U.S. Senate approved the nomination was Haspel to head the CIA.

After her confirmation, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to congratulate new CIA Director.

Haspel, who will be the first woman to lead the CIA, is a 33-year veteran at the agency and now serving as its acting director.

The opposition towards Haspel was due to her role in the CIA's post 9/11 interrogation program.

"Gina Haspel is among one of the most qualified people to be nominated to be director of the CIA", Warner said.

Before the voting process began, McConnel said that Haspel "demonstrated candor, integrity, and a forthright approach" throughout the confirmation process and "has quietly earned the respect and admiration" of intelligence community leaders at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and internationally.

Haspel pledged to lawmakers that she would not allow the Central Intelligence Agency to return to using such brutal interrogation techniques, and that she would refuse to do something unlawful.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) voted for Haspel. "They include the extraordinary sisterhood in CTC that brought their passion and drive to the fight to bring down aAl-Qaeda; the mentors, role models, and close friends who supported and believed in her throughout her career", the article read. This is why American public and the Senators did not know much about her before President Trump picked her up for this job role.

"The US does not torture and it has never tortured, despite claims to the contrary", Cotton said.

The vote Thursday broke down largely along party lines.

"Congress needs to be able to provide fully informed oversight", Flake said in a statement.

Raha Wala at Human Rights First says the Senate's decision on Thursday to confirm her was unwise.

Haspel once oversaw a so-called black site in Thailand after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in the US.

He said he's convinced that Haspel could and would stand up to Trump, who has voiced support for waterboarding and has said "torture works".

A fact sheet was released by the White House, listing the reasons why Gina Haspel was "the right person to lead the CIA". Then several members of the Senate intelligence asked to reconsider this appointment, pointing out that the Genie Haspel was personally involved in unacceptable methods of interrogation, and then contributed to the unauthorized destruction of evidence. John McCain, R-Ariz., who survived years of torture as a POW in Vietnam, and who, as he undergoes treatment for brain cancer, was not present for the floor vote.