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The CIA’s tortured history

Tommy talks with ACLU political director Faiz Shakir about the nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA despite her role in the Bush-era torture of terrorism suspects. They also discuss the politics of national security in the Trump era, and whether Obama did enough to hold the CIA accountable for its actions.

Show Notes:

WaPo: CIA refuses to declassify more Haspel documents, angering Democrats

Politico: New ad accuses Rand Paul of siding with terrorists

Politico: Dems slam CIA offer to view classified Haspel records

CNNFormer military officials challenge Haspel’s nomination to lead CIA due to ‘serious allegations’

NYT: How the CIA is waging an influence campaign to get its next director confirmed

ACLU WebsiteWhat the Senate needs to know about Gina Haspel

McClatchy: ‘Mind-bending’ reversal now has Dems defending FBI, Bus

Just Security:  What the Senate Needs to Ask Gina Haspel

USA TodaySen. Wyden: CIA engaging in ‘cover-up’ of director nominee Gina Haspel’s background

Time: Anti-Torture Groups Are Pushing Congress to Block Trump’s Nominee to Head the CIA

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