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May 9, 2018

The Washington Post | News Alert | Trump’s controversial CIA nominee expected to face tough questions at confirmation hearing at 9:30 a.m.

 
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News Alert May 9, 9:21 AM
 
 
Watch live: Trump’s controversial CIA nominee expected to face tough questions at confirmation hearing at 9:30 a.m.
Gina Haspel's hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee comes just days after the nominee offered to bow out to avoid discussing in a public setting her role in the agency’s enhanced interrogation program, which many have likened to torture. Haspel’s answers and overall performance could make or break her bid for the Cabinet post.
Committee members are bitterly divided over their assessment of Haspel, with some — mostly Republicans — praising her record as a career operative, the support she has from CIA rank-and-file, and the fact that, if confirmed, she would become the first woman to run the agency. Others — mostly Democrats — have criticized Haspel, particularly over her role in the interrogation program implemented after Sept. 11, 2001, and for refusing to declassify documents related to her tenure at the agency.
Watch the live hearing scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on Capitol Hill.
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