Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, has a history of torturing of terror suspects at secret prisons after 9/11 and working to cover up the evidence. Today the Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing to ask her about her record, positions CIA policy and practice, and more. Independent journalist, national security expert and EmptyWheel blog creator Marcy Wheeler joins me today to talk about Haspel’s history and today’s hearing.

So much happening in the world of politics this week, what with accusations of violence against NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, confirmation hearings for controversial CIA director nominee Gina Haspel, and the discovery of corporate and Russia-connected payments to Trump’s lawyer.  Helping us to make some sense of it all is Michele Jawando, Vice President of legal progress at the Center for American Progress, and don’t forget to check out THINKING CAP, the podcast she does every Thursday with our friend Igor Volsky!

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