Senate panel OK's Haspel for Central Intelligence Agency head
18 May, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Wade Massey
Flake said in a statement Wednesday that while he appreciates Haspel's 30-year career at the CIA, the United States needs to turn the page on the spy agency's former program of detaining and harshly interrogating terror suspects.
Gina Haspel was confirmed by the Senate to run the CIA Thursday, despite some lingering concerns over her role in the use of torture techniques while acting as station chief in Thailand.
"Out of the spotlight, whether at Langley and deployed overseas, Ms. Haspel has quietly earned the respect and admiration of those who matter most - the men and women of the CIA, and distinguished current and former intelligence community leaders", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
The Senate approved her with a 54-45 vote Thursday afternoon. "She has acted morally, ethically, and legally, over a distinguished 30-year career and is the right person to lead the Agency into an uncertain and challenging future".
Haspel, a 61-year-old Kentucky native, had strong support from her colleagues in the Central Intelligence Agency, who praised her service on unsafe assignments around the world.
The senator has served on the Senate Armed Services Committee and has been an ally of McCain, who urged his colleagues recently to reject Haspel's nomination.
Harry Winks: Tottenham midfielder signs five-year contract
Winks has made 25 appearances this season however exclusively three because the flip of the 12 months, all within the FA Cup . The USA worldwide spent final season on mortgage within the Sky Wager Championship with Sheffield United and Ipswich.
But Senate Democrat Elizabeth Warren insisted Haspel's past connection to practices now widely seen as torture should sound the alarm bell. More than 100 former USA ambassadors who served both Republican and Democratic presidents sent the Senate a letter opposing Haspel, saying that despite her credentials, confirming her would give authoritarian leaders around the world the license to say US behavior is "no different from ours".
Haspel's critics argued she still wouldn't say if she thought the interrogation program was immoral. And Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee wanted the CIA to declassify all materials related to her involvement in an interrogation program from 2002.
Among Democrats supporting Haspel are several who are up for re-election this fall in states where Trump is popular, including Sens.
The CIA did make classified materials about Haspel's record available to senators.
Two Republicans voted against her, while Republican Senator John McCain, who was tortured during years spent as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, is in Arizona battling brain cancer and could not vote. But several of her opponents pointed to the fact that the Justice Department's report from the special counsel who investigated the destruction of the tapes was available only to senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee, and not the full body. The remaining five Democrats had announced their opposition.
If you don't want to pay for DVR service, DIRECTV Now is now offering 20 hours of DVR recordings for free. The new versions promise a new layout that puts your most-watched channels and shows "front and center".
Its bowlers have been largely unstoppable, even if they conceded totals of 187 and 180 in the last two games. For Sunrisers, though, this match serves as a warm-up for the next round or as a laboratory for experiments.
A red dump truck with a mangled front end was parked along the highway nearby, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of NY . The school bus was on its side on the median of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive with its front end sheared off.
The organization took its time weighing the political consequences the visit would effectuate, and until now is still undecided. The team, which featured several players who spoke out against President Donald Trump , was invited to the White House.
However no documents were taken, Najib's lawyer Datuk Harpal Singh Grewal told reporters after exiting the house at about 4.20 am. The new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on May 15 that he is confident prosecutors will soon have a strong case against him.
However, TMZ's sources say that the "Bodak Yellow" rapper was by her man's side as soon as she heard about the wreck. Oddly, there was no police report taken and the site added that no ambulance came to the crash site.
The Israel Defense Forces said the Iron Dome was activated (rocket battery pictured) but it later turned out to be a false alarm. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese group, said the attack marked a "new phase" in the war in Syria.
The building at 666 Fifth Avenue, owned by Kushner Companies, rises above pedestrians in New York, NY, U.S., March 30, 2017. And, as the New York Times reports, the company working to bail out Kushner Companies is linked to the Qatar government.
That means the highly anticipated multiplayer shooter sequel from Massive Entertainment should launch between now and March 2019. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot also revealed that the company would be investing in its online services platform more.
It shows that the overall birth rate in the USA is down 2 percent on the previous year, making it the lowest on record since 1987. For women in their 30s - an age group that had recently seen years of rising birth rates - the rate fell slightly in 2017.
IShares S&P/TSX Completion Index ETF
CCI is relatively high when prices are much higher than average, and relatively low when prices are much lower than the average. The simple moving average is a mathematical calculation that takes the average price (mean) for a given amount of time.
Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run
Eight members of the PPD will participate in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run this month. Other items, such as Torch Run T-shirts and raffle tickets, will be sold for various donation amounts.
Stock to Watch: Enbridge Energy LP (EEP)
The Average Directional Index or ADX is a technical analysis indicator used to describe if a market is trending or not trending. The company has experienced volume of 1,036,480 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 832.01K share.
Air Force apologizes for tone-deaf 'Yanny-Laurel' tweet
In a statement, US officials said the A-10s did the job, as the officials said the Taliban's attempted raid was "unsuccessful". The Taliban has claimed that it has taken control of the city, but the USA and Afghan governments deny that.
Flood watch for entire Phila. region as rains keep coming
A watch means that flooding is possible, whereas a warning means that flooding is happening or will happen momentarily. It is impossible to tell the exact depth of water covering a roadway or the condition of the road below the water .