Trump wants "war criminal" as head of CIA

Trump nominates Gina Haspel to head CIA, an agency veteran tied to use
of brutal interrogation measures

        Haspel was in charge of one of the CIA's "black site" prisons
        where detainees were subjected to waterboarding and other
        harrowing interrogation measures widely condemned as torture.
        When those methods were exposed and their legality came under
        scrutiny, Haspel was among a group of CIA officials involved
        in the decision to destroy videotapes of interrogation
        sessions that left some detainees on the brink of physical
        collapse. Trump announced the move on Twitter on Tuesday,
        saying that Pompeo would move to the State Department and that
        Haspel would "become the new Director of the CIA, and the
        first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!" Jameel Jaffer,
        formerly deputy legal director of the ACLU, said Tuesday on
        his Twitter feed that Haspel is "quite literally a war

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