The Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association extends a policy to keep its members out of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay.
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.
Gina Haspel's confirmation as CIA director sends a message to future administrations that those who authorize and facilitate torture will escape liability.
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.
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.
Kelly Sadler was discussing the ailing senator's opposition to the president's pick for CIA director, Gina Haspel, at a White House meeting Thursday, two people present tell The Associated Press.
At her confirmation hearing, Gina Haspel says that her “strong moral compass” would prevent her from carrying out any presidential order she found objectionable.