Saudi Crown Prince Loses Support of Key Republican Senators with CIA Briefing

«If Bin Salman went before a jury, he would be convicted in 30 minutes.”

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Among the things Saudi Arabia wants from the United States is support for its war on Yemen and permission to buy from US arms corporations state-of-the-art military weaponry. Both things are now in peril, as key Republican senators reacted to a secret briefing by Gina Haspel, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Haspel gave her

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Senator Richard Burr: a Longtime Fan of Torture

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr allowed Gina Haspell her to “classify” her own direct role in waterboarding and other torture techniques so that it could be kept from the public and secure her confirmation

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, questions CIA nominee Gina Haspel, left, during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill, May 9, 2018 in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP

Newly released official documents obtained by the National Security Archive showing that CIA Director Gina Haspel directly supervised waterboarding at the first CIA “Black Site” simply confirm what Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) already knew as he orchestrated the charade that was Haspel’s confirmation hearing.  Burr

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Cables From Secret CIA Black Site Read Like Gina Haspel’s Torture Journal

Critics say this «detailed account» of the CIA director’s role «in horrendous acts of torture» further confirms «that she is totally unfit to lead the agency.»

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Government cables reported in the New York Times on Friday "read like torture journaling," critics said after reviewing the "loud noise, sleep deprivation, forced nudity, wall-slamming, and waterboarding" that CIA interrogators used on an al-Qaida suspect in 2002 at a secret prison run by Gina Haspel, whom the Senate confirmed as agency chief in

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Gina Haspel Admits She Was An Advocate For Destroying CIA Torture Tapes

According to Haspel’s prepared statement, the issue with the tapes “lingered at the CIA for a period of about three years.”

Gina Haspel speaks at the 2017 William J. Donovan Award Dinner (Screenshot)

Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, acknowledged during her confirmation hearing that she was a staunch advocate for the destruction of CIA torture videotapes in 2005. Ninety-two tapes of the interrogations of Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri were destroyed. Jose Rodriguez, who was the director of the CIA’s

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Former CIA Analyst Thrown Out of Senate Hearing for Exposing Gina Haspel’s War Crimes

A retired CIA analyst, having served his country for nearly 30 years, was forcefully removed from a Senate hearing for simply exposing and demanding answers related to torture engaged in by someone who will likely be tasked with serving America.

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A retired CIA analyst turned antiwar activist was forcibly removed from the Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Ray McGovern, supporter and endorser of the Women’s March on the Pentagon, demanded answers during Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing but was prevented from receiving them. Haspel is the acting head of the CIA

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Tensions Mount as White House Prepares for Nomination of Torture Authority Gina Haspel

With less than a week until the nomination hearing of CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel, the White House is working hard to defend the nominee’s career.

Gina Haspel speaks at the 2017 William J. Donovan Award Dinner (Screenshot)

Gina Haspel, current Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and nominee to lead the agency, is facing a wave of resistance from civil liberties advocates, Senators, and physicians who say her connection to past torture programs make her unfit to head the CIA. Haspel was involved in CIA “black site” prisons in Thailand and other foreign

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