Time to come clean on secret CIA prison

Time to come clean on secret CIA prison

Now Gina Haspel has been sworn in as the CIA's first female director, it is time the government speak out on a matter in which it has kept silent for over a decade.

President Donald Trump's pick of the 61-year-old Russian specialist who spent her career in the Central Intelligence Agency's clandestine service, to take over the top position of the agency sparked a fierce debate ahead of Senate voting over Ms Haspel's role involving torture techniques she used for the interrogation of terror suspects in the post-9/11 era.

She was confirmed by the Senate recently in a 54-45 vote, despite the deep reservations of some lawmakers about her past involvement in the torture.

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