Tags: panel | approves | panetta

Senate Panel Approves Panetta for CIA Chief

Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 08:21 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON — Leon Panetta, President Barack Obama's choice to head the Central Intelligence Agency, gained the approval of the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday.

Panetta, a former Democratic congressman and White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, was expected to win easy Senate confirmation, despite a lack of experience in national security matters and some questions from Republicans concerned about his denunciations of torture.

Committee Chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, said Panetta would mark a new beginning for the CIA as its next director.

"He has promised the Senate intelligence committee that he will not allow coercive interrogation practices, secret prisons, or the transfer of terrorist suspects to countries that may use torture," Feinstein said.

The nomination is subject to the approval of the full Senate.

© Thomson Reuters 2009 All rights reserved

-

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

CNN Anchor Tweets Insult About Fox News Climate Story

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 19:26 PM

CNN anchor Bill Weir went on a mini-Twitter tirade Thursday, crudely slamming a Fox News blog for its post on former Vic . . .

Doctor With Ebola Virus Offers Only Serum Dose to Colleague

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 18:17 PM

A doctor stricken with the Ebola virus asked that his colleague, a missionary worker also sick with the virus, be given  . . .

Senate Report Exposes Green Groups' Activist 'Billionaires Club'

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 16:48 PM

A report released Wednesday by Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee says environmental group . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved