Trump has nominated Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo as CIA Director. In 2002, Haspel was the director of the secret CIA "black site" prison in Thailand, including when prisoner, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, was waterboarded and subsequently destroyed tapes as a part of a coverup.
The black site program was documented in depth by the Washington Post's Dana Priest, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her exposés on the CIA's secret interrogation program, and the New Yorker's Jane Mayer, both in her magazine articles and the book "The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals." Those who were intimately involved in that ugly chapter of the CIA's history have no business running the agency. And anyone who was involved in destroying evidence, as Haspel was, simply cannot be entrusted with the vast power of the CIA.
Haspel's appointment requires confirmation by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Contact all its members to oppose her confirmation.
SCRIPT : I am writing to ask you to not confirm Gina Haspel as CIA Director. In 2002, Haspel was the director of the secret CIA "black site" prison in Thailand, including when prisoner, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, was waterboarded. Haspel has also destroyed tapes as a part of a coverup. Those who were intimately involved in this ugly chapter of the CIA's history have no business running the agency. And anyone who was involved in destroying evidence, as Haspel was, simply cannot be entrusted with the vast power of the CIA.
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