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Senate panel approves CIA nominee Haspel despite torture background

AFP  |  Washington 

was approved today to become of the in a crucial panel vote, despite her record of involvement in in the early 2000s.

The voted 10-5 to forward her nomination to lead the US spy agency to the entire Senate, virtually assuring final approval of her nomination.

"is the most qualified person the could choose to lead the CIA and the most prepared nominee in the 70 year history of the agency," said committee

"She has acted morally, ethically, and legally, over a distinguished 30-year career and is the right person to lead the agency into an uncertain and challenging future.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 19:50 IST