The New CIA Director Would Be Proud of the 9/11 Prosecution’s Orwellian Attempts to Cover Up Torture

On Tuesday, Gina Haspel was named as Donald Trump’s pick to be the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The news was notable for a number of reasons, not the least of which was Haspel’s role in overseeing the torture of two terrorism suspects in 2002 and subsequent role in ordering the destruction of evidence documenting that torture. Haspel’s elevation offers a reminder of the dramatic lengths to which the government has gone to cover up details of its torture program....

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