Monday, May 07, 2018

Gina Haspel Wanted To Withdraw-- Guess Which Imbecile Didn't Want Her To


Looks like Trumpanzee wants even more chaos and anguish. Sunday afternoon, a team of Washington Post reporters claimed that torture queen Gina Haspel tried to withdraw her nomination to head the CIA. Sensible, considering what's gone on in the past and what's coming in her confirmation hearing. But the fascist regime-- likely either Trumpanzee or Bolton, since no one remotely sane would have-- told Bloody Gina to keep fighting. She's not just a hands on torturer but was also caught destroying evidence of illegal torture for the CIA.
Haspel told the White House she was interested in stepping aside if it avoided the spectacle of a brutal confirmation hearing on Wednesday and potential damage to the CIA’s reputation and her own, the officials said. She was summoned to the White House on Friday for a meeting on her history in the CIA’s controversial interrogation program-- which employed techniques such as waterboarding that are widely seen as torture-- and signaled that she was going to withdraw her nomination. She then returned to CIA headquarters, the officials said.

Taken aback at her stance, senior White House aides, including legislative affairs head Marc Short and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, rushed to Langley, Va., to meet with Haspel at her office late Friday afternoon. Discussions stretched several hours, officials said, and the White House was not entirely sure she would stick with her nomination until Saturday afternoon, according to the officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.

Trump learned of the drama Friday, calling officials from his trip to Dallas. He decided to push for Haspel to remain as the nominee after initially signaling he would support whatever decision was taken, administration officials said.

...Haspel’s nomination to become the first woman to lead the CIA came close to being scuttled Friday ahead of any hearings-- and largely at her own hand, the U.S. officials said. The problem came to a head Friday afternoon when she was summoned to the White House for some urgent questions, particularly on her role in the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques.

She had been in a meeting with her staff at CIA headquarters in Langley, fielding mock questions to prepare for her confirmation hearing, when the summons arrived.

Some White House officials were concerned by material being raised in questions from Congress, information they were just learning about, according to the U.S. officials. Those officials said the material was not revelations that have been unearthed in recent months, but the White House wanted to hear Haspel’s explanation of it.

...Haspel’s chances of winning Senate confirmation are considered uncertain... with some Trump advisers telling the president in recent weeks she was unlikely to be confirmed.
Not really "high respected" and Trumpanzee doesn't need a single Democrat to confirm her

So why would Trump make such a goofy move as to keep her front and center? He loves playing the victim. He lives anything taking his own criminal behavior out of the spotlight. He loves a fight. Do you think he's verifiably insane? Just asking for a friend.

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At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fascists are winning. They pushed Schneiderman out, Mueller's turn is coming, and the corporatist government needs an experience torturer to head the Secret Police. Arms are already being twisted to ensure that no embarrassing questions get asked of Bloody Gina so that her confirmation will go smoothly. Once this vile excuse for a human is in place, the war to conquer the world will commence.

At 6:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this instance, trump is being brilliant. I don't know if he's aware of it or not.

His base is looking for an excuse to start their civil war. The rhetoric about bloody gina being too tough on terror is the trigger here. If she is not confirmed, his Nazi base will be even angrier than they already are. Their default fear and outrage levels will be raised a tick. And they will take it out on 'craps and pussy Nazis at the polls and maybe even in the literal crosshairs.

If during hearings bloody gina admits to torture and/or destroying tapes, she'll be admitting to felonies (if, you know, laws meant anything in this shithole). I wonder if she'll take the 5th. I wonder if she smirks like the bushbaby when she either admits to felonies or takes the 5th.

I do not have to wonder what fox propogandists will say.

At 6:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:09, it seems that schneiderman needed to be sacked. He's a pig.

Resist the reflex that anyone with a D is good and all with a R are bad. The latter is true but the former is not.

When a truly odious D gets his due, it is not a fascist plot. It's the rare application of a tiny bit of justice.

Bad timing... and just what is up with NY democraps anyway? dick picks.. and now this?

I guess when the 'craps become worse than Nixon Rs, you're going to get a lot of pigs.


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