In excerpts of her remarks released by the CIA, Haspel says she would not undertake a detention and harsh interrogation program

Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next Central Intelligence Agency director says that if she is confirmed by the Senate, the spy agency will not undertake a detention and harsh interrogation program like the one used after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the US.

The CIA early Wednesday released excerpts of the opening remarks Gina Haspel will make at her confirmation hearing later the same day before the Senate intelligence committee. Haspel’s fate hinges on how well she fields tough questions from senators about her time running a covert overseas detention “black site”, where terror suspects were brutally interrogated. They are also expected to seek an explanation for why she wanted videos of those sessions destroyed.

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