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Haspel Sworn In as First Female CIA Director

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:59am 5/21/2018 at 11:59am
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Gina Haspel made history today when she became the first female CIA director. From Fox News:

Haspel was confirmed Thursday as CIA director, becoming the first woman to lead the agency after overcoming initial Democratic opposition regarding her role in post-9/11 interrogation and detention practices.

Haspel, who previously served as deputy director and...

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Second Democrat Announces Support For Haspel Nomination As CIA Director

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 3:30pm 5/13/2018 at 3:30pm

A second Democrat senator has announced his support for President Trump’s pick to head the CIA.  Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) issued a statement in support of Gina Haspel.  In doing so, he joins Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) in saying they support her nomination.   Both senators are facing potentially tough reelections this...

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Why Is McCain Speaking Out Against Haspel Confirmation After Voting For Brennan’s?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 5:00pm 5/10/2018 at 5:00pm

As we’ve been covering here at LI, Gina Haspel is President Trump’s pick to head the CIA.  She has been blasted for her role in overseeing then-legal and -authorized enhanced interrogation techniques against Islamist terrorists.

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has issued a statement in which he urges the Senate not to confirm...

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WaPo: Gina Haspel Tried To Withdraw From CIA Director Nomination Over Interrogation Questions

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 4:00pm 5/6/2018 at 4:00pm
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Rand Paul Still a No on Haspel Despite Retracted Torture Report

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8:00pm 3/16/2018 at 8:00pm

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has decided to still oppose CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel as director of the spy agency despite the fact ProPublica retracted a report that claimed she supervised and participated in torture in 2002.

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ProPublica retracts story on alleged participation in torture by Trump’s CIA pick Gina Haspel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2018 at 3:00pm 3/16/2018 at 3:00pm
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After President Donald Trump nominated CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to takeover as director, stories from a year ago circulated about how she was in charge of a secret CIA prison in Thailand that tortured al-Qaeda suspects. The reports contained claims that she even participated.

I even blogged about it, mainly because...

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Trump’s CIA Director Pick Gina Haspel Will Likely Face Questions About Role in Torture

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:00pm 3/13/2018 at 5:00pm
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President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this morning and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take over that role. He also nominated CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel to lead the spy agency.

If confirmed, Haspel will become the first woman CIA director. However, she may face a rocky road...

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Barr: ‘I Have More Questions Today’ Than Before on Origins of Trump, Russia Investigation

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 17, 2019 at 1:00pm 5/17/2019 at 1:00pm
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Attorney William Barr gave Fox News an interview while in El Salvador about the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) investigation into the origins of the probe into possible collusion between Russia and now-President Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016.

Barr defended his decision to investigate the origins because he found the answers people gave...

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It’s Official, Rand Paul Will Back Kavanaugh

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 30, 2018 at 3:00pm 7/30/2018 at 3:00pm
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Monday, Sen. Rand Paul announced he would vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Paul was the only Senate Republican to openly discuss his reservations about supporting Kavanaugh (mostly due to his concerns about his favorite amendment and one he’s made a career championing and filibustering on behalf of...

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Desperate Democrats Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 8:00am 5/27/2018 at 8:00am
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The supposed ‘blue wave’ is shrinking on a near daily basis.

This was kind of a big deal.

Too late?

How… problematic.

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California’s US Senators’ tortuous exchanges with CIA Director Nominee

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00am 5/10/2018 at 11:00am
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Rumor has it that President Donald Trump is soon going to send Mike Pompeo on another rescue mission.

The target? CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel, who had to undergo two tortuous exchanges with the US senators from California during her confirmation hearing.
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Trump Fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Nominates CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Replacement

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:55am 3/13/2018 at 8:55am

President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement.

The State Department’s statement said that Tillerson does not know why Trump let him go.

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