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May 24, 2018

Gina Haspel, CIA Director

On May 17, 2018, the Senate voted to confirm Gina Haspel as director of the CIA. She was confirmed by a vote of 54-45—the lowest number of affirmative votes for any CIA director in history. Haspel played a key role in the CIA’s torture program. She ran a CIA “black site”—a secret prison where detainees were tortured—in Thailand and facilitated the destruction of 92 video tapes documenting the unlawful abuse of detainees. This document provides information on Haspel’s involvement in the CIA’s program and includes links to additional details and sources.

 

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