Publisher offers Senate torture report for free in response to Haspel's CIA nomination
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An independent book publisher is offering a free online edition of the Senate report on torture in light of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump Jr.: Obama, Bush 'couldn't have done' what my father's done for the American people Barr faces political storm over Mueller report The Memo: Mueller findings boost Trump 2020 hopes MORE’s nomination of Gina Haspel to the top post at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 

Melville House made the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture available for free download on Wednesday. 

“In light of the president’s nomination of Gina Haspel to head the CIA, we’ve made e-books of the Torture Report free through week’s end. Download it, read it, and please spread the word,” they wrote in a statement online. 

The summary report of the committee’s investigation, released in 2014, details more than 6 million CIA documents on interrogation and detention programs created following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. 

Haspel was nominated on Tuesday after Trump fired Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonMueller's end: A conclusion on collusion, but confusion on obstruction  Pompeo jokes he'll be secretary of State until Trump 'tweets me out of office' Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN ambassador job MORE and nominated current CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoIlhan Omar tells Muslim group to 'raise hell' over discrimination Seven questions AIPAC attendees should ask of Democratic presidential wannabes Five things to watch as AIPAC conference kicks off MORE for the role. 

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Her nomination has been met with fierce backlash from politicians and advocacy groups who say her involvement in the brutal torture programs should disqualify her. Haspel joined the CIA in 1985 and ran a CIA “black site” prison in Thailand in 2002 that used "interrogation techniques" like waterboarding. 

Peter Clark, the sales manager at Melville House, ripped her nomination as a "terrible idea” in a blog post explaining their free e-book. 

“What’s clear from the Torture Report is that Haspel helped develop, authorize, and oversee what became one of the worst and most inhumane programs in U.S. government history,” Clark wrote. “It tarnished the reputation of America and disgusted sensible people everywhere. It was evil and wrong. And it didn’t work.” 

The American Civil Liberties Union said Haspel was “up to her eyeballs in torture, both in running a secret torture prison in Thailand and carrying out an order to cover up torture crimes by destroying videotapes.”

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHillicon Valley: Mueller delivers report, ending investigation | FEMA exposed info of 2.3M disaster survivors | Facebook asks judge to toss DC privacy lawsuit | Trump picks his first CTO | FCC settles lawsuit over net neutrality records Transparency advocate says government agencies face 'use it or lose it' spending Republicans need solutions on environment too MORE (R-Ky.) said he would oppose her nomination, as did

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGraham: McCain 'acted appropriately' by handing Steele dossier to FBI What should Democrats do next, after Mueller's report? Tom Daschle: McCain was a model to be emulated, not criticized MORE (R-Ariz.), who was tortured while imprisoned during the Vietnam War, said she needed to “explain the nature” of her involvement in the program.