Day 481


(Matt Kiser) #1

Updated 5/15/2018 12:12 PM PDT

1/ Gina Haspel said that "with the benefit of hindsight" torture was a bad idea and "one the CIA should have undertaken," in a letter to Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. The committee will vote on her nomination on Wednesday. She appears to have secured enough votes to be confirmed as the next CIA director after Warner signaled his support for Haspel. (New York Times / Washington Post / CNN)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2018/05/15/day-481/

(Nancy Ozob) #2

‘Gina Haspel said that “with the benefit of hindsight” torture was a bad idea and “one the CIA should have undertaken,”’

Is that the correct language? It doesn’t seem to make sense. Shouldn’t she have said that the “CIA should NOT have undertaken?”

Curious.


(Matt Kiser) #3

Nothing to be curious about. It was an obvious typo that’s since been corrected.


#4

A person familiar with the Qatari delegation’s meetings at Trump Tower that day said, “There were several meetings that took place between the delegation and Trump transition officials. During one, Michael Cohen briefly popped in.”

Cohen just popped in so they could talk about adoptions. :smirk:


(nina) #5

Manafort loses his bid to have charges dropped by US District Court…Full steam ahead.

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected an attempt by Paul Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman, to get an indictment against him dismissed by claiming that special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment was flawed.

In a blow to Manafort’s defense, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Mueller’s prosecution of the longtime political consultant on charges of money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent for a Ukrainian political party was “squarely” within the authority that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein granted to Mueller last May.

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(nina) #6

File under WTF

Updated with FDA comment.

Attention viewers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Televisions will now be tuned to Fox News.


(Steve) #7

“Mr. President, there are golf balls raining down from heaven!!! Why don’t you go out to the Rose Garden and practice your chipping!”

Cannot believe Israel and their awful murderous ways go unchallenged again, they are the official “wingmen” for U.S. impropriety.


(Maya) #8

The Nobel Prize thing is too much. I can’t.


#9

Someone at the FDA should just turn them off. The North Koreans have party news/propaganda pumped into their homes, we have FOX News.


#10

Amazing Gina Haspel takes that position Now. I believes the only thing she regrets is being “caught”; that torture is the only obstacle in her confirmation. The only thing she will change is the information that the public receives from the CIA.