'Too tough on terrorists': Trump defends under-fire CIA Director nominee Haspel

CIA Director-nominee Gina Haspel attends the ceremonial swearing in for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington

President Donald Trump has defended his nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency after she offered to withdraw amid concern over her role in harsh interrogation techniques widely seen as torture.

He recanted that position, but given his complaint on Twitter Monday morning that Ms. Haspel had "come under fire because she was too tough on Terrorists", there's reason to doubt the sincerity of his earlier pledges to follow global law. Think of that, at these very risky occasions, we have probably the most capable man, a girl, who Democrats want OUT due to the fact she's too tough on terror.

However, Haspel has encounter under partisan pressure in recent months, and reportedly offered to withdraw, though Fox News couldn't independently verify those reports.

CIA Director-nominee Gina Haspel attends the ceremonial swearing in for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington.

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According to them, the proposal was Haspel to withdraw his candidacy was boosted by the growing supporters of her candidacy concern due to the fact that the White house staff may be concerned that her nomination is in jeopardy.

Not only will she be testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the official said, but the White House will continue rolling out major endorsements of Haspel from Democrats and Trump critics.

We don't prejudge Ms. Haspel's fitness to lead the CIA, but we do have real concerns about the possibility that the agency could return to what Senator McCain aptly described as one of the darkest chapters in our nation's history. "When the men and women finally have a opportunity to observe the authentic Gina Haspel on Wednesday, they will know why she's so honored and she is and can also be a incredible leader for this particular agency".

Haspel's function additionally was commended by members of this Obama administration - including former Manager of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, also former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell. "All green-lighted during her 32-year career". We need to understand not only what she did and why but what her views are on torture going forward. "Both cases were demoralizing for agency employees", he said. "This program was parachuted onto the CIA's Directorate of Operations, made all the more ambiguous because it occurred in the panic of the opening days of the 'war on terror'". Per the Post, the president-who has himself endorsed torture: "You can say what you want [but] I have no doubt that it does work in term of information and other things", he told CNN's Jake Tapper in early 2016-"learned of the drama" and "decided to push for Haspel to remain as the nominee after initially signaling he would support whatever decision was taken".

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