Central Intelligence Agency nominee Gina Haspel asks to withdraw from consideration over testimony concerns

Central Intelligence Agency nominee Gina Haspel asks to withdraw from consideration over testimony concerns

Central Intelligence Agency nominee Gina Haspel asks to withdraw from consideration over testimony concerns

There is a reason for that.

Haspel's confirmation hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

According to The Washington Post, she conveyed her intention to withdraw her nomination soon thereafter. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to vote against her. Shakir said other senators might be targeted before the Senate votes. "There is a hearing prep session today, courtesy calls with senators Monday and Tuesday, and classified materials will be delivered to Senate security so senators can read the real record instead of relying on gossip and unfounded smears", the official said.

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After weekend reports that President Donald Trump's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director, Gina Haspel, was considering withdrawing her name from consideration, Jeremy Bash flatly refuted those talking points on Kasie DC.

Bash told viewers at he had just got off the phone with Haspel and that she was "full steam ahead" and will be at her confirmation hearing Wednesday morning. The CIA has disputed this, however, saying her superior was responsible for the decision to do so. While answering mock questions from Congress, White House officials learned new information and became "concerned". Her nomination would be in jeopardy only if she loses the support of Republicans, who hold a slim 51-49 seat majority in the Senate. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is undergoing treatment for a rare form of brain cancer. Jackson no longer works as Trump's personal physician but remains in the White House Medical Unit.

The destruction of the tapes is a key issue for Senate critics of Haspel, who complain that public agency disclosures regarding its interrogation programs have been inadequate. After she was found to have destroyed video evidence of the waterboarding, no disciplinary action was taken against Haspel. As of Saturday, Haspel has chose to stick with her nomination.

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On Friday she was at the White House to explain her position on torture.

Last month, Trump's pick for secretary of veterans affairs, the White House doctor Ronny Jackson, withdrew from consideration after a number of allegations arose concerning his conduct.

"Discussions stretched several hours, officials said, and the White House was not entirely sure she would stick with her nomination until Saturday afternoon, according to the officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations", the daily reported.

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Anders, deputy director of the ACLU's legislative office in Washington, said that while the administration has shared tidbits about how Haspel likes country singer Johnny Cash and once met the Roman Catholic nun and missionary Mother Teresa, it has only declassified one document about her career.

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