Haspel new boss of CIA

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - WORLD -

VET­ERAN spy Gina Haspel will be­come the first fe­male di­rec­tor of the CIA af­ter six Democrats joined Repub­li­cans in a Se­nate con­fir­ma­tion vote yes­ter­day that over­rode con­cerns about her role in the spy agency’s harsh in­ter­ro­ga­tion pro­gram af­ter 9/11.

The 54-45 vote split both par­ties, and the mar­gin was the clos­est for a CIA nom­i­nee in the nearly seven decades that a nod from the Se­nate has been re­quired. Ms Haspel, who has spent most of her 33-year CIA career in un­der­cover roles, is the first career op­er­a­tions of­fi­cer to be con­firmed since 1973.

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