Coalition Letter Calling for Declassification of CIA Documents on Haspel

Document Date: March 16, 2018
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In a letter sent to the Senate today, the American Civil Liberties Union and 28 organizations asked senators not to move on the nomination of Gina Haspel for director of the CIA until all records on her past involvement in the CIA torture program are declassified and released to the public.

Haspel was a central figure in the torture program and the destruction of the evidence of torture. She was named deputy director of the CIA in 2017, despite the objections of senators who urged President Trump to reconsider her nomination in light of her past connection to torture.

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