Trump Backs Up CIA Nom, Calls Dems For Not Being Tough On Terrorists

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump backed up his nominee to be the next director of the CIA after indications that Democratic lawmakers will make a stand against her for past participation in a controversial interrogation program for terrorists.

CIA deputy director Gina Haspel is slated to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week where she is likely to face increasing questions over her role in the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program in the mid-2000s. She joined the CIA in 1985 and has served in a variety of different postings across the globe.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Trump in pushing for Haspel’s nomination in a Saturday tweet.