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Former CIA director: Gina Haspel won't reintroduce torture techniques

Gina Haspel waving.
Gina Haspel. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The concern that Gina Haspel could restart the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program is misplaced, according to former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden, who says President Trump is "the last president" the CIA would do it for.

"There is no [CIA] director who has been involved with this who would say we're going to do this again. That's not a repudiation of what we did, it's just a realization that we did it once before, we thought you had our back, and you didn't."
— Hayden in an interview with Axios