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Haspel’s CIA Director Confirmation Hearing, in Photos

33-year career intelligence officer faces opposition to lead agency

Gina Haspel, nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is sworn in before testifying during her confirmation hearing in the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

The focal point of the week on Capitol Hill kicked off Wednesday with a series of arrests. The confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee for Gina Haspel to be director of the CIA drew attention from anti-torture protesters and members on both sides of the aisle.

As a 33-year veteran of the intelligence agency, Haspel’s involvement in post-9/11 “enhanced interrogation” tactics has been at the center of the controversy over her nomination.

Here’s the hearing in photos:

UNITED STATES - MAY 9: Gina Haspel, nominee to be director of the CIA, arrives for her Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee confirmation in Hart Building on May 9, 2018. Seated are former Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., left, and Evan Bayh, D-Ind., who introduced her. Standing are Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and ranking member Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Haspel arrives for her confirmation hearing in Hart Building. Seated next to her are former Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., left, and Evan Bayh, D-Ind., who introduced her. Standing are Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and ranking member Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 9: A CodePink protester is arrested by Capitol Police before the start of the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for Gina Haspel, nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
A CodePink protester is arrested by Capitol Police before the start of the confirmation hearing for Haspel. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 9: CodePink protester Tighe Barry, under arrest, yells "no torture" as Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., arrives via a back hallway for the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for Gina Haspel, nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Several protesters were arrested in the hearing room before the start of the hearing. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
CodePink protester Tighe Barry, under arrest, yells “no torture” as Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., arrives via a back hallway for the Haspel confirmation hearing. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, and ranking member Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., arrive for the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for Gina Haspel, nominee to be director of the CIA, in Hart Building with former Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., left, and Evan Bayh, D-Ind., who introduced her, on May 9, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Burr and Warner arrive for the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for Haspel. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 9: From left, Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Marc Short, White House legislative affairs director, arrive for the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for Gina Haspel, nominee to be director of the CIA, in Hart Building on May 9, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
From left, Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Marc Short, White House legislative affairs director, arrive for the hearing. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 9: Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, D-VA., addresses Gina Haspel, nominee to be director of the CIA, during her Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing in Hart Building on May 9, 2018. (Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Burr and Warner. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

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