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Battle over CIA torture program looms at Gina Haspel's confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON - On Monday, nearly two months after President Donald Trump nominated Gina Haspel to lead the CIA, a stack of binders full of classified material about her three decades as a U.S. spy was delivered to a secure room on Capitol Hill.

The question is whether the last-minute peek behind the curtain will be enough to satisfy skeptics on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is expected to grill Haspel at her confirmation hearing Wednesday, or in the full Senate, which then will decide if she becomes the first woman to run the intelligence agency.

Trump reiterated his support Monday after The Washington Post revealed that Haspel had considered withdrawing her

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