Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA’s first female director
According to Euro news reports: The US Senate has voted in favor of appointing the CIA’s first female director.
The confirmation of Gina Haspel, a veteran of the spy agency, follows a partisan fight among lawmakers over her role in its post-9/11 interrogation program. She replaces former CIA chief Mike Pompeo who was recently made Secretary of State. Haspel has been criticized for her role in a program that detained and interrogated terror suspects at covert sites abroad following 9/11. There she oversaw the use of harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding.