Here’s what Gina Haspel’s nomination says about American torture.

Gina Haspel’s Troubling Torture Ties

Gina Haspel’s Troubling Torture Ties

Getting to know the real Donald Trump.
May 15 2018 12:16 PM

A Torture Victim Speaks to Gina Haspel

Trump’s CIA director nominee has overseen torture programs and now she’s being rewarded for it.

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Virginia Heffernan talks to journalist Theo Padnos about his open letter to Trump’s CIA nominee, Gina Haspel, about his time spent in a Syrian torture prison and why, if it comes down to it, she must never obey torture orders from our commander in chief.

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Virginia Heffernan is a contributing editor at Wired, a columnist at the Los Angeles Times, and a co-host of Trumpcast.