Trump CIA nominee secures key Democrat’s vote, heads for confirmation

Trump CIA nominee secures key Democrat’s vote, heads for confirmation

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By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday he would support President Donald Trump’s nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, all but ensuring her confirmation as the first woman to lead the spy agency. Senator Mark Warner said it had been a “difficult decision,” but cited Haspel’s 33-year career and support from the CIA workforce and intelligence veterans. In a letter to Warner dated Monday, Haspel said the CIA should not have undertaken a past harsh interrogation program, which has been a focus of debate over her confirmation.