Haspel has been doing damage control of her own. According to Michael Morell, former CIA deputy director and CBS News contributor,She has said that she will abide by the legal framework governing interrogations detailed in the Army Field Manual.
Haspel is alsoon its core mission of collection and analysis and that the agency abides by its values of “service, integrity and courage.”
Speaking on Morell’s “Intelligence Matters” podcast, former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden expressed his support for Haspel’s nomination.
“We know some mistakes were made,” Hayden said of the enhanced interrogation program, “but at its core, we thought the program met all the requirements the agency had to have to do those kinds of things.”
Hayden added, “There is no way that an agency officer of Gina’s character and experience will send CIA officers out there to do this again.”
CBS News’ Olivia Andrzejczak Gazis contributed to this report.
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