May 17, 2018

Senate confirms Gina Haspel as CIA director

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The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel as the first female director of the CIA in a 54-45 vote on Thursday afternoon.

How it happened: Growing support from some Senate Democrats, including the Senate Intelligence Committee's vice chair Mark Warner, helped to push Haspel over the top — and ensure her confirmation.

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