UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – The US Senate on Thursday approved Gina Haspel as director of the Central Intelligence Agency of the country.
For the candidacy of Haspel, which was earlier introduced by President Donald Trump to the Senate, most of the 100 senators spoke.
Haspel became the first woman to head the CIA, one of the main intelligence agencies in the United States.
Prior to that, she held the position of deputy director, when the management was headed by Mike Pompeo prior to his approval for the post of US Secretary of State.
Discussion in the Senate took place against the backdrop of accusations against Haspel about her involvement in the torture of terrorist suspects in the early 2000s.
However, as a result, most lawmakers did not consider her actions as an obstacle to the position of director of the CIA.