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May 21, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Enhanced Evasion Techniques



Gina Haspel swearing in As Gina Haspel assumes office, we have no reason to trust that she will oppose abuses of the CIA’s covert action powers, or preserve evidence that reflects badly on the CIA or the White House.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

May 2, 2018

By Andrea Peterson

How House Intel Committee’s Russia Investigation Turned into a Cautionary Tale



HPSCI redacted Russia report We must learn from the failings of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation to make future oversight efforts better.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

April 17, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

What the Senate Needs to Ask Gina Haspel



Gina Haspel A list of questions the Senate needs to ask CIA director nominee Gina Haspel about her role in torture and rendition.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, National Security

March 13, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Gina Haspel’s Troubling Role in the CIA Torture Program



Gina Haspel President Trump’s nominee to head the CIA reportedly oversaw one of the agency’s black sites and helped destroy videos of interrogations there.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 13, 2018

By Justin Rood

The Depressing Heroism of a Bipartisan Congressional Inquiry



Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in front of the letter they sent. A bipartisan letter from two Senators to the White House last month deserves greater attention—and praise. While it can seem that Congressional oversight is doomed to fail in this era of hyperpartisanship, the duo’s joint questions regarding clearance proc

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Topics: Government Accountability

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