Trump Defends War Crimes in Transparently Desperate Attempt to Save Gina Haspel Nomination
President Donald Trump took a position in support of torture – a war crime by both international and U.S. law – to defend his CIA nominee, Gina Haspel.
My highly respected nominee for CIA Director, Gina Haspel, has come under fire because she was too tough on Terrori… https://t.co/sPDbQc2rmd— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1525691087.0
Haspel was in charge of a secret U.S. prison in Thailand, where she reportedly oversaw the torture program, including waterboarding of prisoners.
She also reportedly was the force behind the destruction of dozens of tapes recording episodes of torture.
In fact, should Haspel be confirmed, it signals to the world the U.S. position is pro-torture. That puts America's service members and spies in danger.