Internal review cleared Trump's CIA pick in videotape destruction

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The torture issue the enhanced interrogation issue will have to be focus of those hearings paul pillar spent nearly three decades at the cia would he vote for hospital i think this is one of these cases where the confirmation hearings will be very important especially with regard to the issue of interrogation saying we should wait to hear what she says over the past decade the government has addressed torture in several ways president barack obama outlawed by executive order congress passed a law banning it the army field manual which lists permissible forms of interrogation does not include waterboarding yet cia critic john produce of the national security archive which advocates for open government says there needs to be a public reckoning has handled on the basis of the cia trying to evade the issue by claiming the torture didn't happen it didn't exist then it will just make things worse for now the cia is focused on promoting hassle story her father was air force she grew up on military bases abroad high school in britain graduated from the university of louisville at the cia her first foreign assignment was in africa hassle described her work as right out of a spy novel it really didn't get any better than that she's out there to recruit spies to steal secrets on behalf of the united states she did that job well mary margaret graham was a longtime colleague she's now retired from the cia is hassle rose through the ranks she asked to be posted to the agency's counterterrorism center her first day on that job september eleven two thousand and one four years later amid controversy surrounding the treatment of prisoners hassle wrote a cable it called for the destruction of videotapes that showed alqaeda suspects being waterboarded the tapes were destroyed in some in congress were furious in internal cia review later cleared half full of any wrongdoing now her biggest challenge is winning over skeptics in the senate greg npr news washington you're listening to all things considered from npr news too young and way too soon that's what artists and musicians all over the world said today remembering one of their own swedish dj of each of he quickly became one of the most popular electronic musicians in the world selling out concert halls creating radio hits and gathering grammy nominations he collaborated with some of the biggest names in pop music today he died at the age of twenty eight kcrw's jason bentley joins us now to remember him hi jason hi who was this dj tim burgling from sweden he.

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