President Trump’s CIA nominee Gina Haspel received the recommendation of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, sending the vote to the Senate floor -- where Haspel is expected to have the necessary votes to be confirmed. The committee voted 10-5 to recommend Haspel, setting up a vote on the Senate floor as soon as this week. But in her hearing, Haspel reminded lawmakers of the important role played by the intelligence community after the 9/11 attacks. “As director of the CIA, Gina Haspel will be the first operations officer in more than five decades to lead the agency. “We’re very optimistic, we think obviously Gina Haspel is the most qualified and credible person that you can find to run the CIA,” she said.
Source: Fox News May 16, 2018 14:48 UTC