Gina Haspel

Senate panel advances Trump nominee to lead CIA

After weeks of debate over Gina Haspel's role overseeing a now-defunct, harsh interrogation program for terrorism suspects, the Senate intelligence committee voted 10-5 behind closed doors to approve her nomination.

Senators 'kept in the dark' as CIA director vote draws near

Gina Haspel, who is expected to be confirmed early Wednesday, controls which information on her clandestine career the CIA declassifies. On Monday, the Senate intelligence committee restricted access to a report that gave senators some insight into the torture program she ran.