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    Trump Roasted on Twitter Over Defending Haspel, Citing 'Dangerous Times'

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    US President Donald Trump has decided to defend his CIA nominee Gina Haspel, saying that the country's democratic party is not supporting her candidacy because "she is too tough on terror."

    Gina Haspel's nomination has been supported by many lawmakers, including Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) who headed the Senate committee that released the infamous CIA torture report against her.

    Twitter users lashed out at the president's remark on the nomination of Haspel, accused of human rights violations during her tenure as the deputy director of the CIA.

    However, some agreed with Trump, saying that Gina Haspel is a good candidate for the directorship the Central Intelligence Agency.

    Earlier, according to the officials, Haspel offered to step aside when she was summoned to the White House on Friday to face questions regarding her involvement in a controversial CIA interrogation program.

    READ MORE: Haspel Vows to Never Restart Interrogation, Detention Program — Reports

    Gina Haspel assumed the role of acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after the US Senate confirmed former CIA Director Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state.

    The Senate Intelligence Committee scheduled a hearing for May 9 to consider Haspel's nomination as the next CIA director.

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