Torture and interrogation tactics

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 10, 2018 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA (all times local): 10:31 a.m. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a leading Democratic voice against the CIA's now-defunct harsh detention and interrogation program, says she will vote against confirming...
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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, waves as she arrives for her meeting with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 7, 2018. Walking with her is White House legislative affairs director Marc Short, left. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 07, 2018 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA nominee Gina Haspel tried to convince skeptical Democrats on Monday that she's the right person to lead the spy agency, just two days after she offered to step aside amid heavy criticism of her role in the agency's brutal interrogation program at black sites overseas. Haspel,...
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This March 21, 2017, photo provided by the CIA, shows CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel. A former top U.S. intelligence official says President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next CIA director was cleared of wrongdoing years ago in the destruction of 92 videotapes showing terror suspects being subjected to waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques. The Associated Press has obtained a declassified memo that the CIA gave to Congress April 20, to counter opposition Gina Haspel faces from Democrats and liberal groups concerned about her role in the destruction of the tapes in 2005 and her overall role in the interrogation program. (CIA via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Countering resistance to President Donald Trump's pick for CIA director, the spy agency gave lawmakers a declassified memo Friday showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded after 9/11. Gina Haspel is...
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In this April 9, 2018, photo, Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Outgoing CIA Director Pompeo will tell senators weighing his confirmation as secretary of state that years of soft U.S. policy toward Russia are “now over.” That’s according to excerpts of his opening statement obtained by The Associated Press ahead of his Senate hearing on April 12. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 12, 2018 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo's confirmation hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Humans are "likely" among the causes of climate change. That's what Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) — President Donald Trump's pick to be...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Palestinian Ahed Tamimi stands inside the Ofer military prison near Jerusalem. The family of Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi released a video during a press conference Monday, April 9, 2018, in which two male Israeli interrogators are seen threatening the then-16-year-old and commenting on her body, fair skin and "eyes of an angel." (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
April 09, 2018 - 4:49 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The family of prominent Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi on Monday released excerpts from a video in which an Israeli interrogator threatens the then-16-year-old with the arrest of her relatives if she refuses to cooperate. The interrogator also comments on her body,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, a early morning runner crosses in front of the U.S. Capitol as he passes the flags circling the Washington Monument in Washington. Congress returns from spring break Monday, April 9, 2018, scrambling to compile a to-do list that will satisfy a president they desperately need to be touting their achievements, not undermining them, as they prepare to hit the campaign trail. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
April 09, 2018 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican majority in Congress was on a glide path to the midterms, having passed tax cuts into law and backed off budget battles with a year-end funding package. But President Trump was not impressed. Trump has been picking apart some GOP accomplishments, including the big...
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April 04, 2018 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official says President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director will fully explain her role in the harsh interrogation practices used on terror suspects after 9/11. Dan Coats told reporters on Wednesday that he's spent a lot of time learning about...
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