Though new CIA Director Gina Haspel just made it through the vetting process on Capitol Hill, Hedges and "On Contact" guest Kiriakou are not about to drop the subject of the agency's recent history of torture, in which Haspel allegedly played a role.
This movement has nothing to do with left or right, Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal. It's all about right and wrong.
Gina Haspel's confirmation as CIA director sends a message to future administrations that those who authorize and facilitate torture will escape liability.
Human rights groups are decrying the confirmation because of her involvement in the spy agency's harsh detention and interrogation program after 9/11.
The party's division in the Senate over the confirmation of Gina Haspel is set by the election calendar, home-state geography and personal views—and it may define Democrats for years to come.
After eight Republicans and two Democrats on the Intelligence Committee support the veteran official, her confirmation vote by the full Senate could take place before the end of the week.
The Arizona senator, fighting brain cancer, spent his week promoting his new book, opposing the nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA director and yanking Donald Trump's chain.
In 2004, Fatima Boudchar was kidnapped and held in a "black site" prison similar to the one run by Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director.
"The CIA is an agency that is out of control, and they are not doing the job that they were created to do," Truthdig's editor in chief tells The Real News.
While President Trump's pick for CIA director wiggled out of addressing the morality and legality of torture, agency veteran Ray McGovern was dragged out of the hearing and arrested.