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Gina Haspel Faces Tough Confirmation to Head C.I.A.

President Trump’s pick to serve as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel faces a challenging confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. Haspel has worked at the C.I.A. for 33 years, almost all of those years entirely undercover. Opponents of Haspel’s nomination are concerned about her role in the C.I.A.’s use of controversial interrogation techniques of terrorism suspects that are widely considered to be torture. The Takeaway profiles Haspel alongside her Senate confirmation hearing. Plus, we do a deep dive into the nature of wealth in order to understand what it means to be 'elite' in America; and we examine the implications of withdrawing from the Iran deal.

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