Mark Warner

Key Democrat backs Haspel after she says interrogation program should not have been started

Key Democrat backs Haspel after she says interrogation program should not have been started

Gina Haspel appears to have secured enough votes to be confirmed as the country's next CIA director after stating in a letter to a top Democrat that the agency never should have detained terrorist suspects and employed brutal interrogation techniques against them.

In announcing his support for Haspel, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., said Tuesday he had asked her to write down her views because he believed that in one-on-one meetings she had expressed greater regret, and more resolute moral opposition to the agency's interrogation program than she had communicated during her confirmation hearing last week.

"I believe she is someone who can...

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