Skip to comments.Probe cleared Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes
Posted on 04/20/2018 6:00:47 PM PDT by Kaslin
WASHINGTON Countering resistance to President Donald Trump's pick for CIA director, the spy agency gave lawmakers a declassified memo Friday showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded after 9/11.
Gina Haspel is facing opposition from some Democrats and rights groups critical of her activities related to the shredding of 92 videotapes in 2005 and her overall role in the CIA's harsh interrogation program, which critics have portrayed as one of the shadiest chapters in the agency's history. Friday's release, however, did not satisfy opponents who want to know more details about her three-decade CIA career.
The eight-page memo given to the Senate intelligence committee summarizes a disciplinary review conducted by then-CIA deputy director Mike Morell. In the 2011 memo, obtained by The Associated Press, Morell said that while Haspel was one of the two officers "directly involved in the decision to destroy the tapes," he "found no fault" with what she did.
Morell, who supports Haspel's nomination to be the next and first female director of the agency, wrote that she drafted a cable ordering the tapes destroyed, but that it was issued by her boss, Jose Rodriguez, then chief of the CIA's clandestine service.
"I have concluded that she acted appropriately in her role as Mr. Rodriguez' chief of staff," wrote Morell, who later became acting CIA director. "Ms. Haspel claims that she believed incorrectly as it turned out that Mr. Rodriguez was going to obtain approval from then (CIA) Director (Porter) Goss before releasing the cable."
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Note Well: Comey approved of our interrogation methods INCLUDING water boarding.
It’s ok. We still have the tapes of innocent people jumping to their death from a couple of very tall burning buildings...
Concur. I do not want us to lose our humanity, but if a person has information that will prevent further death, well, I'll take some nightmares for the rest of my life.
I hope she got one of those private CIA medals for all the islamo-fascists that were tortured. 3000 people lost their lives due to these animals - they are lucky they didn’t get worse. Can you imagine what Putin would have done to them?
War is hell. So we need rough men willing to do great violence on our behalf. And the honesty and fortitude to continue supporting them after the fact.
Anything else is not accepting the world as it is, and virtue signalling. Otherwise known as cowardice.
She’s a great choice.
Waterboarding was the darkest chapter in the annals of the CIA? Do they think they’re talking about the Choirboys International Association?
I have no problem with dumping water on the faces of mass murderers and serial killing Muslims.
Thanks Kaslin. Waterboarding is a skill that will be needed after the Demagogic Party starts its next Civil War.