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Trump's CIA pick lobbies Capitol Hill before confirmation hearing

What's at Stake in the Attack on Haspel

"My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists", Trump wrote.

Haspel's Senate confirmation hearing is scheduled for this Wednesday.

The tight 51-49 party split in the Senate makes confirmation uncertain.

CIA Director-nominee Gina Haspel attends the ceremonial swearing in for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington. On the campaign trail, Mr. Trump declared that "torture works" and at one point advocated for killing terrorists' families. President Donald Trump defended Haspel in a tweet Monday morning and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Haspel is "100%" committed to seeing her confirmation process through.

Why was Ms Haspel so anxious?

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Ms Haspel herself ran a so-called "black site" in Thailand, a secretive overseas prison where such interrogations were carried out.

During the meeting, Haspel offered to withdraw if that would help the situation, two of the sources said.

She has told legislators in recent weeks that she would stand firm against any effort to restart the brutal detention and interrogation programme, administration officials said on Friday.

By Saturday, Haspel had agreed to continue with her nomination, officials told the Post.

What will happen on Wednesday?

John McCain's prolonged absence due to his ongoing cancer treatment, the loss of support of even a couple Republicans in the hearing could sink Haspel's confirmation. "I know that she is talented but I also know that she was fully supportive of the program that many of us are very critical of", she said.

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Trump's comments have caused upset before in Britain, which views itself as the United States' closest ally. A spike in knife crime earlier this year ensured London had more murders than NY in February and March.

Trump's comments garnered the now-daily outraged reaction online, with many highlighting the president's own hypocrisy and failure to recognize the inherent ineffectiveness of torture.

Trump has certainly given Haspel his unbridled support.

Haspel, who would be the very first female to direct the Central Intelligence Agency, and also first livelihood operations officer to become nominated to get its informative article within years, functioned almost entirely under-cover and even of her album has been classified.

The CIA responded by saying it would provide classified materials for all senators to review, but also that certain materials related to the interrogation program could not be made public for security reasons.

Former President George W Bush had authorised the system, known as the Rendition, Detention and Interrogation Programme, following the 9/11 attacks in the United States in 2001.

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Her leadership positions in Washington include deputy director of the National Clandestine Service - the CIA agency that co-ordinates clandestine operations - and chief of staff for the director of the National Clandestine Service.

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