Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Trump's Central Intelligence Agency nominee sought to withdraw over interrogation role

Trump's Central Intelligence Agency nominee sought to withdraw over interrogation role

Haspel's confirmation hearing is set for Wednesday.

Haspel's supporters argue that while she drafted the cable, Rodriguez sent it without the approval of CIA Director Porter Goss and without informing Haspel that he would do so.

Democrats say she should be disqualified because she was the chief of base at a covert detention site in Thailand code-named Cat's Eye.

Haspel was summoned to the White House on Friday for a meeting to discuss her history in the interrogation program that employed techniques, including waterboarding, widely condemned as torture, the Post reported, citing four unidentified senior USA officials.

Bash told viewers at he had just got off the phone with Haspel and that she was "full steam ahead" and will be at her confirmation hearing Wednesday morning. She was interested in avoiding the hearing in order to preserve her reputation.

"Some White House officials were concerned by material being raised in questions from Congress, information they were just learning about, according to the US officials", the Post noted.

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She was summoned to the White House on Friday to discuss her history in the Bush-era torture program that employed harsh techniques, including waterboarding, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

On Friday she was at the White House to explain her position on torture.

In addition, the Central Intelligence Agency has sent materials to the Senate, some classified, that the lawmakers can read to better understand not only her work in the Counterterrorism Center, which oversaw the harsh interrogation program, but also other aspects of her 33-year career, including more than 30 years undercover.

The destruction of the tapes is a key issue for Senate critics of Haspel, who complain that public agency disclosures regarding its interrogation programs have been inadequate.

Since May 3, the White House has been releasing many positive testimonials of Haspel, according to CBS News. Jackson, Trump's White House doctor, withdrew his nomination to become Veterans Affairs secretary after questions regarding allegations of misconduct earlier in his career. That's according to two senior administration officials. Eventually the tension seemed to ease, and as of now her nomination stands, the sources said. The news was first reported on Sunday by The Washington Post. Goldberg added: "They're not supportive of women".

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