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Veteran Advocacy Group Seeks Support For McCain in Rejection of Haspel

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Pablo Mccormick | 15 May, 2018, 22:26

Mark Warner's decision strengthens the likelihood that she will be confirmed by the Senate in coming days.

Some democratic Senators have said they will support her nomination, while some republicans are opposed. Joe Manchin (WV) and Joe Donnelly (IN).

Brutal interrogation practices are now banned under USA law, but debate on the issue has re-surfaced during Haspel's confirmation process because she was once involved in the CIA's interrogation program.

SpaceX Has 'Big Plans' For Reusable Falcon 9, Says Elon Musk
His speech mentioned details including redesigning a pressure vessel which was associated in the explosion of rocket in 2016. The octaweb is made with bolted instead of welded aluminum and has greater thermal protection to prevent melting, he said.

Haspel has said she drafted a cable authorizing the destruction, which was sent by her boss, former operations director Jose Rodriguez, in 2005. With a 51-49 Republican majority - and one of the GOP no votes, Sen.

Sen. Rand Paul is facing increasing pressure to back President Trump's nominee to head the CIA, Gina Haspel, as the libertarian lawmaker's hometown newspaper urged him to back his fellow Kentuckian. "There's no one in the Senate who has even remotely the credibility he does on an issue of this kind".

Last week, Ms. Haspel, the longtime veteran of the CIA's clandestine service and now the agency's acting director, appeared before the panel to promise committee members she would fight any efforts to reimpose post-9/11 interrogation practices. He was suggesting, and with good reason, that a Clinton nomination of Haspel would have produced a unanimous vote.

Soros goes from Hungary
The move represents another example of the battle between Prime Minister Viktor Orban and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The OSF said the campaign had "invoked anti-Semitic imagery from World War Two", a charge denied by the government.

Kennedy claimed waterboarding is uncomfortable but not torture.

Kennedy said he hopes his waterboarding video will calm people down about the use of this controversial interrogation technique, which has since been banned amid public uproar. But in saying the CIA never should have embarked on the program in the first place, she is putting distance between herself and other senior intelligence officials, many of whom acknowledge that the CIA made mistakes but defend the interrogation program as legal, presidentially authorized and a legitimate response to the immediate threat of attacks by al-Qaeda. With Warner's support, she is expected to have the backing of all eight committee Republicans and at least two of the seven Democrats.

Both the Democratic senators and the liberal editorialists seek to present the Central Intelligence Agency torture program as an aberration, a violation of the moral principles that supposedly guide American foreign policy. As far as the U.S. ruling elite is concerned, all methods are moral that serve its class ends and maintain its wealth and global power.

Supreme Court Ruling Favors Sports Betting
All four major US professional sports leagues, the NCAA and the federal government had urged the court to uphold the federal law. Trump's administration was on the opposite side of the case, opposing the New Jersey law championed by Christie.

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