5/17/2018, 6:12 AM (Source:
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Trump calls Senate to confirm Haspel as CIA head

United States President Donald Trump called for the Senate to confirm Gina Haspel's nomination as the head of Central Intelligence Agency.

"Gina Haspel is one step closer to leading our brave men and women at the CIA. She is exceptionally qualified and the Senate should confirm her immediately. We need her to keep our great country safe," Trump tweeted.

Haspel passed the Senate Intelligence Committee vote earlier, which means she will most probably be the first female director of the agency. Haspel, a 33-year CIA veteran, turned to be a controversial choice for CIA director over her role in agency's interrogation program.

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