May 9, 2018 / 12:16 AM / in 8 months

Trump's pick for CIA director says will not restart detention program

Nominee to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel arrives for a meeting with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the CIA says she will not restart a controversial detention and interrogation program begun after the Sept. 11 attacks, according to excerpts of congressional testimony released on Tuesday.

“Having served in that tumultuous time, I can offer you my personal commitment, clearly and without reservation, that under my leadership CIA will not restart such a detention and interrogation program,” acting CIA Director Gina Haspel will tell the Senate Intelligence Committee at her confirmation hearing on Wednesday, according to the excerpts.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler

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