CIA declassifies memo clearing Haspel in tape-destruction case

At the moment, Washington’s confirmation focus has mainly fallen on Mike Pompeo, currently CIA director and soon-to-be (maybe?) Secretary of State. But what about the woman nominated by Donald Trump to succeed Pompeo? Gina Haspel ran into a Senate buzzsaw over her involvement in the destruction of videotapes of “enhanced interrogations” of terrorists, with even some Republicans balking at her appointment. Late yesterday, the CIA took the unusual step of declassifying a 2011 report from...


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