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Gina Haspel offered to withdraw nomination to be Central Intelligence Agency director

Gina Haspel offered to withdraw nomination to be Central Intelligence Agency director

President Trump'so pick to run the C.I.A., " Gina Haspel, instructed White House officials last week that she would draw her nomination should they have been anxious her role at the brutal interrogation of a Qaeda suspect would scuttle her confirmation and then draw the wisdom agency into a brand new controversy over a schedule it disavowed many years before, according to administration officials and others familiar with the negotiations.

"She is the best of the best", Sanders said of Haspel, describing her as a "patriot". Eventually the tension seemed to ease, and as of now her nomination stands, the sources said. A Senate intelligence panel hearing is scheduled for Wednesday and White House officials fear the worst.

Haspel's chances of winning Senate confirmation are considered uncertain, in part because of the 51-to-49 party split and the prolonged absence of Sen.

Haspel's last-minute second-guessing of whether to maintain her bid is indicative of the uphill climb her nomination faces in Congress. Jackson no longer works as Trump's personal physician but remains in the White House Medical Unit.

Trump learned of the drama Friday, calling officials from his trip to Dallas. Still, the Post reports that Haspel, on Saturday, agreed to go forward with the process.

As with other nominations, this one hit a roadblock but is back on track, said a third administration official familiar with the effort to get her confirmed.

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Both Short and Sanders declined to comment to the Post about Haspel's offer to withdraw.

Hoping to sway senators his way, Trump tweeted on Wednesday: "Gina Haspel has displayed dedication and leadership throughout her more than three decades of service with the CIA and is the right person to lead the Agency".

Haspel has obtained strong backing from former intelligence, diplomatic, navy and nationwide safety officers, who reward her in depth intelligence profession.

"Her nomination will not be derailed by partisan critics who side with the ACLU (rights organization) over the Central Intelligence Agency on how to keep the American people safe", he added.

As the head of a clandestine base in Thailand in 2002, Haspel oversaw the interrogation of one terror suspect that reportedly included techniques like waterboarding. She later penned a cable for a superior instructing staff at the site to destroy tapes showing the torture of detainees there.

"There has been a fascinating phenomenon over the last few weeks". Those who know the true Gina Haspel - who worked with her, who served with her, who helped her confront terrorism, Russian Federation and countless other threats to our nation - they nearly uniformly support her.