Republicans approved this woman to run the CIA after Trump nominated her. They would’ve had access to this information. There was public speculation in the media of her knowledge and approval of torture. They confirmed her anyway.
The 2002 cables, written or overseen by Gina Haspel, now the C.I.A. director, detail the torture of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the main suspect in the bombing of the Navy destroyer Cole.