HASPEL NOMINATION FIGHT UPDATE

Gina Haspel’s nomination to be CIA director is moving apace after reports emerged over the weekend that she offered to withdraw over concerns about her role in the so-called enhanced interrogation program.

On Monday, the CIA delivered to Congress a tranche of classified documents related to Haspel’s controversial undercover background.

The delivery — a single cardboard box marked “hand carry” that was wheeled in on a dolly to a secure facility in the Capitol basement — comes as the agency is under fierce pressure from Democrats to declassify more information about Haspel’s involvement in its now-defunct detention and interrogation program.

“As Acting Director Haspel promised, CIA delivered a set of classified documents to the Senate today so that every Senator can review Acting Director Haspel’s actual, and outstanding record,” a CIA spokesperson said in a statement

“These documents cover the entirety of her career, including her time in CIA’s Counter Terrorism Center in the years after 9/11. We encourage every Senator to take the time to read the entire set of documents.”

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