Paul pressured by GOP to confirm Haspel for Central Intelligence Agency head


"If it were my call I would not discontinue those programs", Cheney told Fox Business, adding that they "worked".

ManchinThis week: Trump heads to Capitol Hill Cheney: "Please, please, pretty please" doesn't work with terrorists Gates: Haspel's ties to enhanced interrogation don't disqualify her from leading CIA MORE (D-W.Va.) is supporting her.

That was when Bartiromo asked the vice president who served under former President George W. Bush about torture.

"He's the guy that got waterboarded more than anybody else".

Feinstein, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were among the leading Democrats given regular briefings on the use of torture during the period between 2002 and 2007 when waterboarding, "walling" and other forms of physical abuse of prisoners were common practice in Central Intelligence Agency secret prisons.

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Issuing a press release on Thursday, he said that the Senate Intelligence Hearing offered Haspel an opportunity to provide details about her experience in the agency, her involvement in the so-called enhanced interrogation program, and account for the mistakes the United States made in torturing detainees held in custody after the September 11 attacks. "I believed in it", Cheney said. She pledged to leave the so-called enhanced interrogation program dead and buried. "I'd have them active and ready to go, and I'd go back and study them and learn".

"Waterboarding was applied actually to only three individuals - one of those was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11", the former vice president said on "Sunday Morning Futures", noting that a classified report called Mohammed a "preeminent source" of information on Al Qaeda. It is known she played a key role in what is being termed "brutal interrogation" of suspects involved in Islamic terrorism.

So far two Republicans have announced their opposition to Haspel: Kentucky's Rand Paul and Arizona's John McCain, who's battling cancer and isn't expected to be present for the voting.

Begg, however, recalled that the practice of waterboarding goes back to the Spanish Inquisition.