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Five hot issues for the CIA confirmation hearings | TheHill

Five hot issues for the CIA confirmation hearings | TheHill

Hearings to confirm President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the CIA are expected to lead to a fierce debate over the limits of government surveillance and the U.S. policy on torture.

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) for years has been critical of any attempt to rein in controversial post-9/11 counterterrorism policies.

The combative congressman has already come under criticism from one of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s most powerful Democrats, outgoing ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), in a blistering fight over the panel’s 2014 report on enhanced interrogation techniques.

Source: Five hot issues for the CIA confirmation hearings | TheHill