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CIA's New No. 2 Ran a Secret Prison in Thailand

Gina Haspel is the first female to hold the position

(Newser) - Gina Haspel ran a "black site" CIA prison in Thailand where detainees were tortured—and now she's a step away from running the entire CIA. The veteran officer was named Thursday as deputy director, making her the first female spy to hold the No. 2 position, reports Reuters... More »

Trump's CIA Pick Has Own Thoughts on Torture, Russia

Rep. Mike Pompeo says he 'absolutely' won't approve use of torture

(Newser) - Donald Trump's nominee for CIA director broke with the president-elect on Russia and torture during a confirmation hearing Thursday. CNN reports Rep. Mike Pompeo said "absolutely not" when asked if he would bring back the use of enhanced interrogation techniques if ordered by the president. It was a... More »

1986 Hearing Could Haunt AG Nominee Jeff Sessions

4 prosecutors accused him of making racist comments

(Newser) - Donald Trump has made two more key picks for his administration: He's chosen GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama for attorney general and Republican congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas to lead the CIA, reports Politico . Both will require Senate confirmation, and the AP notes that Sessions could run into... More »

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