The Intelligence Committee is expected to hold a vote on Haspel on Wednesday, according to sources familiar with the panel's timing, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., would then like to hold a full confirmation vote the following week before the Senate adjourns for the weeklong Memorial Day recess. The practices are now banned. Waterboarding continued during her time in charge. The CIA has not discussed her role at the prison.
"You tell me that the only method we have is, 'Please, please, pretty please, tell us what you know.' Well, I don't buy that", he continued.
Chief among senators' concerns was how Haspel, who argued she was only following orders when instructed to draft the cable ordering the destruction of interrogation evidence, would respond to an order from Trump. So far, the only Republicans who have announced opposition to Haspel are Sens. "I think she's done a great job in terms of the career she's built, and the people I know at the agency are very enthusiastic about having one of their own, so to speak, in the driver's seat at the CIA".
Haspel, the CIA's acting director and a career intelligence officer, faced grilling about her role overseeing some CIA operations in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Fails to mention her complicity in torture but favorably cites endorsement of former officials who oversaw warrantless wiretapping program and drone campaign. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), former Obama CIA director Leon Panetta, immediate past CIA director Mike Pompeo (who named her his top deputy), Michael Hayden, former head of both the CIA and the National Security Agency under George W. Bush, as well as James Clapper, former director of national intelligence in the Obama administration.
Haspel faced grilling this week by the Senate Intelligence Committee about her role overseeing some CIA operations after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Donnelly adds that he is confident that Haspel has "learned from the past, and that the Central Intelligence Agency under her leadership can help our country confront serious worldwide threats and challenges". Manchin's vote could be enough to win approval in the narrowly divided chamber.
Asked if calls from Trump would change his mind about Haspel, Paul replied: "No".
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Haspel can not afford to lose any additional Republican support.
Donnelly joins fellow Democratic Sen. As he opened the hearing, the panel's Republican chairman, Richard Burr, praised Haspel.
"You should consider carefully how you might deal with morally questionable results in the future", warned Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the highest Democrat on the Intelligence Committee.
The White House failed to dispute that the comment.
The Senate hearing was marked by sharp exchanges with the two California Democrats.
With a statement on Saturday that doesn't once mention the word "torture", Sen.