Not only will she be testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the official said, but the White House will continue rolling out major endorsements of Haspel from Democrats and Trump critics.
White House aides on Friday sought out additional details about her involvement in the CIA's now-defunct programme of detaining and brutally interrogating terror suspects after 9/11 as they prepared her for Wednesday's confirmation hearing. Ms Haspel would be the first woman to head the Central Intelligence Agency if confirmed.
"And I believe she should double down and say, 'I'm proud of what I accomplished, whether it was black sites, enhanced interrogation, and I dare anyone to sit in my shoes and accomplish as much as I've done, '" Kilmeade said. Haspel ran a "black site" in Thailand, at a time when the US enhanced interrogation program included waterboarding and other torture practices for terror suspects.
Even the White House has repeatedly return into Haspel's defense because Democrats push for her to withdraw her name from consideration after the sin that she was an leader of foundation at a covert detention web page in Thailand, where by two terrorism suspects had been exposed to water boarding - a technique that simulates drowning.
Haspel, who would be the first woman to lead the CIA, is the first career operations officer to be nominated to lead the agency in decades. A Senate committee hearing on her nomination is scheduled for Wednesday.
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Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who also opposed Pompeo's nomination as secretary of state before switching at the last minute, announced his opposition to Haspel's nomination in a statement in March.
"Ms. Haspel also appears to have strongly advocated for and played a key role in carrying out an order to destroy 92 videotapes of individuals in USA custody being subjected to torture", the former leaders said in their letter.
She has received robust backing from former intelligence, diplomatic, military and national security officials. (A recently declassified C.I.A. review found that Haspel was not at fault for the tapes' destruction, as it was the decision of her boss at the time.) "To promote someone so heavily involved in the torture program to the top position at the C.I.A.is a move that I'm very wary of", said California Senator Dianne Feinstein.
A source close to the matter told CBS News that her nomination is "going forward".