The Senate intelligence committee voted 10-5 Wednesday to recommend Gina Haspel as CIA director despite the controversy surrounding her role in the agency's waterboarding program. The full Senate now appears all but certain to confirm Haspel within the next week or so, which would make her the first woman to lead the CIA. Her confirmation also would complete President Trump's recent shakeup of his national security and foreign policy teams. In recent weeks, John Bolton has become the national security adviser, Mike Pompeo has become secretary of state, and Haspel looks set to replace Pompeo as CIA director. Democratic senators on the intelligence committee grilled Haspel last week on two specific episodes in her 33-year CIA career. One was in 2002,...
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Senate Panel Approves Gina Haspel As CIA Chief; Confirmation Appears Likely