Confirmation hearings

May 17, 2018 - 3:07 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Anita Hill has referenced the #MeToo movement in her speech to Rutgers University-Camden law school graduates, saying "we can never as a society ignore it and pretend it doesn't exist." The Brandeis University law professor urged the graduates to work for social justice in her...
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Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, smiles as she testifies at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Washington. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 10, 2018 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's CIA nominee said during her confirmation hearing that she doesn't believe torture works as an interrogation technique and that her "strong moral compass" would prevent her from carrying out any presidential order she found objectionable. Under questioning...
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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/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 09, 2018 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's CIA nominee said Wednesday at her confirmation hearing that she doesn't believe torture works as an interrogation technique and that her "strong moral compass" would prevent her from carrying out any presidential order she found objectionable. Under...
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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)
May 09, 2018 - 8:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona is urging his colleagues to vote against the confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA director. McCain was detained and beaten in prison...
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CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel leaves the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., following a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 08, 2018 - 8:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next CIA director says that if she is confirmed by the Senate, the spy agency will not undertake a detention and harsh interrogation program like the controversial one used after 9/11. The CIA on Tuesday evening released excerpts of the...
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In this May 2, 2018, photo, CIA Director-nominee Gina Haspel attends the ceremonial swearing in for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington. Haspel is telling senators that she would stand firm against restarting the spy agency’s brutal interrogation program of terrorist suspects. Two administration officials said May 4 that Haspel is saying that if confirmed, she would be against resurrecting the program even though Trump has supported waterboarding and worse.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 07, 2018 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The White House says acting CIA director Gina Haspel "wanted to do everything she could to protect the agency" when she offered to withdraw her...
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In this May 2, 2018, photo, CIA Director-nominee Gina Haspel attends the ceremonial swearing in for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington. Haspel is telling senators that she would stand firm against restarting the spy agency’s brutal interrogation program of terrorist suspects. Two administration officials said May 4 that Haspel is saying that if confirmed, she would be against resurrecting the program even though Trump has supported waterboarding and worse.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 06, 2018 - 8:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, offered to withdraw her nomination, two senior administration officials said Sunday, amid concerns that a debate over a harsh interrogation program would tarnish her reputation and that of the...
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FIEL - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. R. Kelly says boycotting his music because of the sexual misconduct allegations against him amounts to a "public lynching." Bill Cosby's people say the comedian's conviction was a lynching, too. And Kanye West has been tweeting lynching imagery to assure fans he won’t be silenced. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
May 04, 2018 - 1:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — R. Kelly says boycotting his music because of the sexual abuse allegations against him amounts to a "public lynching." Bill Cosby's people say his conviction was a lynching, too. Kanye West, in trying to defend his inflammatory comments about slavery, has been tweeting lynching...
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CIA Director-nominee Gina Haspel, attends the ceremonial swearing in for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 03, 2018 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA is underway a full week before her Senate confirmation hearing. Trump tweeted his support Wednesday for acting CIA chief Gina Haspel, his choice to take the place of Mike Pompeo after Pompeo was sworn in as secretary...
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CIA Director-nominee Gina Haspel, attends the ceremonial swearing in for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 02, 2018 - 7:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Few details have emerged about the undercover career of President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel. Dueling conference calls with reporters on Wednesday allowed supporters to praise her 33-year intelligence career, and critics to denounce her role in the spy...
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