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Officer who oversaw destruction of CIA torture evidence might get major promotion

• RT.com
 The undercover officer is now in charge of the CIA’s clandestine service – at least, temporarily.

After former National Clandestine Service Director John Bennett retired on Feb. 28, the new official took over as the acting director and is widely viewed as a frontrunner for the position. Some have applauded the fact that a female faces the prospect of becoming the new head of the clandestine service for the first time in the agency’s history – but this woman’s past makes her a controversial choice. In 2005, she oversaw the destruction of more than 90 videotapes showing the harsh interrogation methods the CIA used against suspected terrorists. The footage was recorded at a secret prison in Thailand, where the agency brutally interrogated its subjects.

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