vegassports-odds.com
vegassports-odds.com May 20, 2018


Gina Haspel appointment confirms Senate will 'tolerate rot at Government's core'

18 May 2018, 02:04 | Taylor George

Sen. Jeff Flake

Sen. Jeff Flake

CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel speaks during her confirmation hearing before the Senate (Select) Committee on Intelligence May 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Baldwin also said she has "serious concerns about the role Ms. Haspel played in the CIA's rendition, detention and so-called enhanced interrogation program" - the latter referring to a program that used techniques such as waterboarding that are widely viewed as torture.

Haspel's nomination moved ahead despite stiff opposition - including from at least three of Trump's fellow Republicans - over her part in the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods, including waterboarding, a type of simulated drowning widely considered torture, in the years after the September 11 attacks.

Haspel became the first woman to run the spy agency after a 33-year tenure which included filling in as the acting director.

Senator Mark Warner, vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, cast the deciding vote.

Republican Senators John McCain, Jeff Flake and Rand Paul voted against Haspel's nomination. "She has acted morally, ethically, and legally, over a distinguished 30-year career and is the right person to lead the Agency into an uncertain and challenging future".

Congress wants 'Karnataka effect' in Goa and Manipur
Also, for the BJP to see is Siddharamaiah's one-man-centric vote-bank politics - one that the party paid a huge price for. In Manipur assembly elections, the Congress was three short of the majority mark with 28 seats in the 60-seat assembly.

US Fertility Rates Hit Record Low in 2017
The number of U.S. births decreased in 2017, reaching a 30-year low, according to a report published online May 17 by the U.S. The low birthweight rate (LBW) also increased in 2017 for the third straight year to 8.27 percent, from 8.17 percent in 2016.

Blokes lead the way as WA jobless rate tumbles
As seen in the chart below, the size of Australia's labour force has also surged over the past year, jumping by 341,900. Full-time employment increased 32,700 to 8,543,400 and part-time employment decreased 10,000 to 3,957,700.

Haspel immediately came under intense scrutiny for two specific episodes in her long career. John McCain, R-Ariz., who opposed Haspel, is being treated for brain cancer and was absent.

In several sharp exchanges with the senators, Haspel said she would not initiate any new detention and interrogation programs as Central Intelligence Agency director. But the Senate has just confirmed that it will tolerate rot at our government's core by elevating someone linked to those atrocities to now lead the USA intelligence agency.

The 61-year-old Haspel, a Russian Federation specialist who spent her career in the clandestine service, takes over from Mike Pompeo, whom Trump recently made his secretary of state.

Haspel's nomination to lead the spy agency revived a debate on its now-banned torture program.

State Sen. Leah Vukmir has refused to apologize for the claim. But several of her opponents pointed to the fact that the Justice Department's report from the special counsel who investigated the destruction of the tapes was available only to senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee, and not the full body.

"She has earned the respect of the agency workforce, of her peers, of Republicans, of Democrats, of military officers, of civilian security leaders, evidenced by the number of letters received in support of her nomination too numerous to read", Burr said on the Senate floor. The remaining five Democrats had announced their opposition.



Other News

Trending Now

At least 3 dead after NY area storms topple trees onto vehicles
Police said the Newburgh Fire Department was called to 23 Robinson Ave. about 4:15 p.m. for a report of a tree on a vehicle. As of Wednesday night, almost 300,000 customers were without power in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Even Jurgen Klopp is amazed at Liverpool's Champions League run
"Because of how we did it", Klopp told UEFA when asked what his most impressive memory of the Champions League season has been.

Facebook introduces cloud storage, voice posts, and Stories Archive
It can also be used to save photos they might want to share later, so they don't have to edit or post them immediately. Pictures and videos captured via Facebook camera can now be directly saved online instead of saving it on the device.

Childish Gambino to star in "Star Wars" spin-off film
We'll always show up for Han and Chewie, but the early buzz suggests Lucasfilm picked the wrong sidekick to take center stage. Lucasfilm chalked it up to a misunderstanding between Kennedy and the reporter.