Haspel danced around those queries by saying she would not restart the program and that she supports the current "stricter moral standard" after Congress changed the law.
After decades of service, Haspel was sworn in as the CIA's deputy director on February 7, 2017, becoming the first woman to hold the position. Former top intelligence officials said she earned the chance to take the helm of the intelligence agency.
Her opponents argued that it wasn't right to promote someone who supervised a covert detention site in Thailand where terror suspects were waterboarded, an interrogation technique that simulates drowning.
At one point, Haspel's nomination looked to be in doubt, thanks to her role in the CIA's now-defunct torture program. This is a woman who has been a leader wherever she has gone. John McCain's opposition to Haspel regarding her involvement in post-9/11 interrogation methods ultimately swayed his vote.
The vote was 54-45 in favour of her nomination in the 100-member chamber, where a simple majority is required for confirmation.
Among those who supported her nomination were six former CIA directors Porter Goss, John Brennan, Leon Panetta, George Tenet, William Webster and Mike Hayden and three former national intelligence directors James Clapper, Mike McConnell and John Negroponte.
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When Haspel visits other parts of the world she will have "zero authority" to speak out against abuse and torture, Staberock added.
"Due to the overwhelming public evidence suggesting Haspel's participation and compliance with crimes including torture, enforced disappearance, and obstruction of justice, Haspel's nomination is an affront to human rights", Daphne Eviatar of Amnesty International USA said in a statement on Tuesday.
Among Democrats supporting Haspel are several who are up for re-election this fall in states where Trump is popular, including Sen.
And as The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill noted as the final votes on Haspel's nomination rolled in on Thursday, the discussion and debate Trump's Central Intelligence Agency pick sparked over the last several weeks "was never just about Gina Haspel".
"Gina Haspel is the most qualified person the president could choose to lead the CIA and the most prepared nominee in the 70-year history of the agency", committee chairman Richard Burr said in a statement. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Jeff Flake of Arizona voted no. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire. She has been serving as acting director.
"I believe she is someone who can and will stand up to the President if ordered to do something illegal or immoral - like a return to torture", Warner said in explaining his decision to vote for her.
He then began smoking in the airport and before running to the nearest gate, pushing the airport crew out of his way. The man has been banned from any future Jetstar or Qantas flights and is set to face charges.
Roma's Brazilian stopper Alisson is another target for Anfield giants but the Italian outfit are reportedly placing a £87m. This could mean that the stadium could fail to reach full capacity when Liverpool and Madrid face off on May 26.
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The similar sounds between the two words and the noise in the low-quality recording have the brain trying to fill in the gaps. The debate got so big that even National Football League teams started arguing about it.
The University of Arkansas has earned a public recognition award in 12 of the 13 years since the program was initiated. IN fact, the team has achieved a flawless April score the past four reports, starting with the 2013-14 season.
In a later statement to PCGamesN, Deep Silver and 4A expressed that delays were to provide more time for polish. It's tentative release is now expected to happen in 2019, but no specific date was given.
The Board of Cricket Control in India today announced the squads for the two women's teams IPL Supernovas and IPL Trailblazers . The one-of-its-kind match will feature 26 players including 10 worldwide stars from Australia, England and New Zealand.
In a positive sign for the Government, its promise of 2013 to create one million jobs in five years was met last month. Gauteng Province, the country's economic engine, dropped by 0.5 of a percentage point, the Stats SA showed.
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Washington could get a boost if center Nicklas Backstrom , who has missed the last four games with an injured hand, returns. He had an assist on power play goals by Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov and helped kill three penalties.
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Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah slams BJP says, "The matter is pending before the Court". Kavlekar said that in absence of the chief minister in the state since last two months, there is no government in place.
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In addition, ALMA also detected a weaker signal of hydrogen emission was also detected by ESO's Very Large Telescope ( VLT ). Star cluster MACS1149-JD1 is the most remote object in space, the distance to which they are able to determine.
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California is one of seven states, along with the District of Columbia , that has legal protections for assisted suicide. But Ziegler added that she is confident the ruling will be appealed and that the law will be allowed to stand.
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His auto was destroyed in the process, requiring a tow from the scene, and Offset was taken to a hospital for minor injuries. He then claims that Offset , who was behind Cardi at the time, said, "Shut up, bro, before a n**** beat you out here".
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Part of the problem here, though, is that ranked choice voting in Benton County doesn't apply to party primaries. Voters must be affiliated with the Republican Party in order to vote in the Republican primaries.
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In four seasons under Van Gundy, Detroit missed the playoffs three times, including this season when it finished 39-43. The former San Antonio Spurs assistant parted ways with Atlanta after a disappointing yet predictable 24-58 season.