Torture role shadows Trump's pick to lead CIA


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This March 21, 2017, photo provided by the CIA, shows CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel. Haspel, who joined the CIA in 1985, has been chief of station at CIA outposts abroad. President Donald Trump tweeted March 13, 2018, that he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the new secretary of state and that he would nominate Haspel to replace him. She has extensive overseas experience, including several stints as chief of station at outposts abroad.(CIA via AP)

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's pick to be the next -- and first female -- director of the clandestine agency has conflicting public reputations, with colleagues describing Gina Haspel as a seasoned veteran who would lead the CIA with integrity and human-rights advocates seeing her as someone who supervised torture at a secret prison.

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