The US Central Intelligence Agency believes that the candidate for the post of the head of the department, Gina Haspel, “acted properly” when destroying videotapes of torture during interrogations. This was reported by the publication Politico, which published a disciplinary memorandum of the CIA.
In a memorandum, the head of the CIA in 2011, Michael Morrel argues that Haspel did participate in the destruction of more than 90 tapes with interrogation video, but acted on the orders of former leader Jose Rodriguez.
On March 13, Trump proposed the candidacy of Gina Haspell for the post of head of the CIA. If approved, she will be the first woman to head the agency. The destroyed records caused concern among the senators, who approve the candidacy of the head of the CIA.
In 2002, Haspel led a secret prison in Thailand, in which two suspects were allegedly tortured in connection with the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, which is banned in Russia. Then she allegedly participated in the destruction of video recordings of their interrogation.