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The White House is ramping up an 11th-hour effort to build support for President Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, just days before she is scheduled to face a grilling from the Senate Intelligence Committee over her role in the agency’s controversial detention and interrogation program.
For weeks, the CIA has led the charge on promoting now-deputy director Gina Haspel—a forward-leaning PR campaign that some critics have said is inappropriate for the clandestine agency.
The article goes on to state the following:
Only late last week did the White House stand up the kind of broad-based press campaign typical of other high-stakes nominations, issuing a swath of laudatory press releases and briefing reporters.
The delay, an administration official told The Hill, was intentional.
“It made sense in terms of reaffirming that that’s who she is—a career intelligence official who is going to head an intelligence agency and that intelligence agency is the one who had her story to tell.”
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