Former C.I.A. director talks to KOMO about Haspel nomination

CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is defending Gina Haspel, his nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, who has come under fire because of her involvement in detaining and brutally interrogating terror suspects after 9/11. Trump says Democrats want to defeat Haspel's nomination because she is "too tough on terror." Trump calls Haspel "highly respected," and says she has come under fire "because she was too tough on Terrorists."

Former C.I.A. Director and retired United States Air Force four-star general Michael Hayden spoke with KOMO's Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt. (Click the picture above to hear the audio).

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