Trump's Central Intelligence Agency pick set for Senate scrutiny over Russian Federation hacking, torture
Jan 12 2017 by Larry Hoffman
At a confirmation hearing on Thursday, Feinstein asked Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-OH), Trump's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director, if he would comply with Trump's wishes.
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA said Thursday that he won't push for the agency to use so-called "enhanced interrogation" techniques, such as waterboarding, against terror suspects.
Mike Pompeo, a Republican congressman from Kansas who was tapped to lead the spy agency, said the intelligence community's assessment that Moscow's top officials ordered Russian intelligence agencies to "aggressively" work to undermine the U.S. election was an "analytical product that is sound".
Pompeo said he accepts the assessment by USA intelligence that Russian Federation was behind the cyberattacks.
The CIA is one of three main intelligence agencies that came to that conclusion.
"Burr and I have committed to conduct a review of the intelligence supporting the Intelligence Community's assessment that Russian Federation, at the direction of President Vladimir Putin-" Warner (D-Va.) said around 10:14 am when the blackout hit.