9/11 Architect Has 6 Paragraphs of Information About Haspel

And more from Gina Haspel's confirmation hearing
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2018 12:23 PM CDT
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CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – President Trump's controversial pick to lead the CIA is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday—and the man behind the 9/11 attacks is hoping to weigh in. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, currently detained at Guantanamo Bay, this week asked a military judge at Gitmo for permission to share six paragraphs of information on Gina Haspel with the committee, the New York Times reports. Though his lawyers won't describe what's in the paragraphs, they say the information came directly from Mohammed and that they agreed his request was important. Mohammed was tortured by the CIA after his capture in 2003, and Haspel ran a black-site prison in Thailand in 2002 where detainees were waterboarded, the BBC reports. It's not clear whether she played any role in Mohammed's torture, nor is it clear whether the judge will rule on Mohammed's request before her confirmation hearing is over. More coverage:

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