What role did Trump's pick for CIA director play in torture?

Some lawmakers are pushing to declassify documents that could shed light on the role that President Trump's pick to be the new CIA director played in the agency's torture program after the 9/11 attacks.

Current and former intelligence officials tell NBC News that Gina Haspel , Trump's choice to replace Mike Pompeo, became chief of base in 2002 of one of the first CIA "black sites," a secret prison in Thailand at which al Qaeda detainees were subjected to techniques that President Obama and others labeled torture.

For example, several media outlets have reported that she was present at the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah in Thailand, who was subjected to arguably the most brutal interrogations of any detainee.

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