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CIA releases new information about director nominee Gina Haspel

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CIA Headquarters. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP Getty Images

The CIA released details to lawmakers on Thursday about CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel's life, which until now has been largely secret, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Why it matters: Some lawmakers have called for more information about her, but moving from clandestine to a public position has its challenges. The little information known about her includes her work at a Thailand "black site," which has drawn criticism since her nomination.