Torture and interrogation tactics

FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo, CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The political schism in the Democratic Party is playing out in the vote for Haspel, as support from red-state senators facing re-election is bumping up against a more liberal flank eyeing potential 2020 presidential bids who reject of the nominee over the agency’s clouded history of torture. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 17, 2018 - 10:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote on Thursday that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency's harsh interrogation program after 9/11. The 54-45 vote split both...
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In this May 9, 2018 photo, CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a letter Tuesday to the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Haspel says she would “refuse to undertake any proposed activity that is contrary to my moral and ethical values.” (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 16, 2018 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are pushing for a speedy confirmation vote as early as Thursday after the Senate intelligence committee endorsed President Donald Trump's CIA nominee Gina Haspel to lead the spy agency. But opponents concerned about Haspel's role in CIA covert detention sites after 9/...
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Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., goes behind closed doors as members of the Senate Intelligence Committee arrive to vote on Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. In announcing his support for the nominee, Warner said Haspel has been "professional and forthright" with the intelligence committee, "Most importantly, I believe she is someone who can and will stand up to the president if ordered to do something illegal or immoral - like a return to torture." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 16, 2018 - 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Gina Haspel to head the CIA (all times local): 6 p.m. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is the third Republican to oppose President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA director. Flake said in a statement Wednesday that while he appreciates Haspel's 30-year career...
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In this May 9, 2018 photo, CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a letter Tuesday to the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Haspel says she would “refuse to undertake any proposed activity that is contrary to my moral and ethical values.” (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 15, 2018 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's CIA nominee appeared to be on a path toward confirmation as she picked up support from key Democrats Tuesday and toughened her public stance against harsh interrogation. "With the benefit of hindsight and my experience as a senior agency leader, the...
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In this May 9, 2018 photo, CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a letter Tuesday to the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Haspel says she would “refuse to undertake any proposed activity that is contrary to my moral and ethical values.” (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 15, 2018 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's CIA nominee, Gina Haspel (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says he will vote to confirm Gina Haspel to be the next CIA director. Sen. Mark Warner's decision strengthens the likelihood that she...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses before speaking to reporters during a meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A White House official dismissed a view expressed by Sen. McCain about President Donald Trump's CIA nominee, saying Thursday, May 10, 2018, at a staff meeting that "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway," two people in the room told The Associated Press. Kelly Sadler was discussing McCain's opposition to Trump's pick for CIA director, Gina Haspel, when she made the comment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 12, 2018 - 6:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain is not signing off quietly. As in so much of the senator's extraordinary life, the rebellious Republican is facing this challenging chapter — battling brain cancer — in his own rule-breaking way, stirring up old fights and starting new ones. Rarely has the sickbed been...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses before speaking to reporters during a meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A White House official dismissed a view expressed by Sen. McCain about President Donald Trump's CIA nominee, saying Thursday, May 10, 2018, at a staff meeting that "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway," two people in the room told The Associated Press. Kelly Sadler was discussing McCain's opposition to Trump's pick for CIA director, Gina Haspel, when she made the comment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 11, 2018 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain is not signing off quietly. As in so much of the senator's extraordinary life, the rebellious Republican is facing this challenging chapter — battling brain cancer — in his own rule-breaking way, stirring up old fights and starting new ones. Rarely has the sickbed been...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses before speaking to reporters during a meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A White House official dismissed a view expressed by Sen. McCain about President Donald Trump's CIA nominee, saying Thursday, May 10, 2018, at a staff meeting that "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway," two people in the room told The Associated Press. Kelly Sadler was discussing McCain's opposition to Trump's pick for CIA director, Gina Haspel, when she made the comment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 11, 2018 - 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday declined to condemn comments made by a special assistant to President Donald Trump dismissing Sen. John McCain's opinion during a closed-door meeting because, she said, "he's dying anyway." White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters...
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In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition annual leadership meeting in Las Vegas. Cheney says the Senate should not only confirm CIA nominee Gina Haspel, but should restart the spy agency's harsh detention and interrogation practices used on terror suspects after 9/11. Cheney told Fox Business on Thursday that if it were his call, he would have the program active and ready to be employed if needed. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 11, 2018 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said the U.S. should restart the harsh detention and interrogation practices used on terror suspects after 9/11, and called on the Senate to confirm CIA nominee Gina Haspel. Brutal interrogation practices are currently banned under U.S. law, but...
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May 11, 2018 - 10:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News says a retired Air Force general who called Sen. John McCain "songbird John" for allegedly providing information to the North Vietnamese while he was a prisoner of war will not be invited back. The idea that McCain gave up information during the war was judged false years...
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