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US Senate confirms Gina Haspel as new CIA director

AFP  |  Washington 

The US Senate today confirmed as the next CIA director, despite deep reservations among some lawmakers that her past involvement in the harsh of terror suspects was a red flag.

Donald Trump's pick to lead the passed with a handful of opposition Democrats bucking their party and supporting the controversial Haspel's nomination, while others warned the vote would signal the nation's position on

The 61-year-old Haspel, a specialist who spent her career in the clandestine service, becomes the first woman to lead the agency, taking over from Mike Pompeo, whom Trump recently made his

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 01:55 IST