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Terrorist Who Planned 9/11 Wants to Stop Gina Haspel’s Nomination

In perhaps the strongest endorsement of her nomination yet, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed wants to talk to the U.S. Senate about Haspel's operations during her service at the CIA.

By NTK Staff | 05.08.2018 @4:11pm
Terrorist Who Planned 9/11 Wants to Stop Gina Haspel’s Nomination

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the chief architect of the 9/11 attacks, wants to discuss with the U.S. Senate Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the CIA, according to The New York Times.

Mohammed reportedly requested through his lawyer the right “to share six paragraphs of information about Ms. Haspel with the Senate Intelligence Committee.”

Haspel’s nomination has faced opposition from liberals over her alleged role in CIA’s enhanced interrogation program, and Mohammed is seeking to lend his voice to their resistance:

Ms. Haspel is scheduled to appear before the panel for a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, and several Democratic senators have called for the Trump administration to declassify more information about her involvement in the program to inform the debate about whether she is the right fit for the post.

On Monday, Mr. Mohammed submitted a request to the judge overseeing pretrial hearings in that case, Army Col. James Pohl, Colonel Poteet said. While the file is not public on the commissions docket, Colonel Poteet said it consisted of an expedited motion for permission to provide the information to the committee about Ms. Haspel.

Haspel’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday is largely expected to focus on her role in the enhanced interrogation program, with Democrats desperate to stop one of President Trump’s nominees. Mohammed’s statement to the committee will no doubt lament the pain he suffered under Haspel’s alleged watch.

In their frenzied partisan effort to obstruct Trump nominations, will Democrats take the advice of the 9/11 mastermind and oppose the first woman nominated to lead the CIA?

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