The US Senate approved Gina was Haspel as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

The US Senate approved Gina was Haspel as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Trump had wavered in his support for Haspel, at times expressing doubt in private meetings about whether she had the support to win confirmation, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel walks to meetings on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 7, 2018. They said the USA needs to close the book forever on the program that marred America's image with allies overseas.

But McCaskill, demonstrating again a willingness to buck a president who won her state by 19 percentage points, was not among them.

She also helped carry out an order that the Central Intelligence Agency destroy its waterboarding videos. Doug Jones of Alabama is opposing her and Sen.

Among Democrats supporting Haspel are several who are up for re-election this fall in states where Trump is popular, including Sen.

The nomination came under fire for Haspel's past ties to the CIA's former rendition, detention and interrogation activities, carried out in the years following the September 11 attacks, with the use of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding, now widely considered torture.

It will make Haspel, a 61-year-old Russian Federation specialist, the first-ever woman to lead the CIA, and the first director who spent an entire career in the agency's clandestine services.

Nearly all details about Ms. Haspel's record at the agency were classified, and officials there defied calls from some lawmakers to make them available to the public ahead of the vote. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Sen. Joe Donnelly of IN and Sen.

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But the opposition could not amass the numbers needed to block her confirmation - particularly after Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., declared this week that he would support her.

He said he worked closely with Haspel for almost seven years - until his retirement from the agency in 2013. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.

Haspel, 61, is a native of Kentucky but grew up around the world as the daughter of an Air Force serviceman.

Critics said she lacked the will to do so, and were unpersuaded that she had learned a moral lesson from the agency's torture of terrorism suspects - a program that was disbanded but that Trump has said should be restarted.

But McCaskill also has affirmative votes to top Trump nominees she can point to, such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, to make the case that she is independent, deliberative, and discerning.

In Washington, Haspel has held several top senior leadership positions, including deputy director of the National Clandestine Service and deputy director of the National Clandestine Service for Foreign Intelligence and Covert Action. The vote was largely along party lines, but six Democrats voted for her and two Republicans voted against her. Sen.

"I am sure that she will be for Director Pompeo what Steve Kappes was for me - a trusted friend, lieutenant and guide to the sometimes opaque corridors of American espionage", Hayden said.

"I do not question Ms. Haspel's commitment to our national security". Among those who supported her nomination were six former CIA directors - Porter Goss, John Brennan, Leon Panetta, George Tenet, William Webster and Mike Hayden - and three former national intelligence directors - James Clapper, Mike McConnell and John Negroponte. At her confirmation hearing last week, Haspel told the committee her post-9/11 actions had the backing of the Justice Department and came during a period of intense fears about US security. In her Senate confirmation hearing, she said agents were working under orders they understood were legal.

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