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 TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address 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 TillersonTrump's nastiest break-ups: A look at the president's most fiery feuds Ex-Trump campaign adviser on Tillerson remarks: Trump will 'pick a fight with anybody' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi fires back in feud with Trump MORE and nominated current CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoVenezuelan government, opposition to meet in Norway for talks O'Rourke: Trump 'provoking' war with Iran by sending troops to Middle East Trump aide: North Korean missile tests violated UN resolutions 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 PaulO'Rourke: Trump 'provoking' war with Iran by sending troops to Middle East Overnight Defense: 1,500 troops heading to Mideast to counter Iran | Trump cites Iran tensions to push through Saudi arms sale | Senate confirms Army, Navy chiefs before weeklong recess Trump to send 1,500 troops to Middle East to counter Iran MORE (R-Ky.) said he would oppose her nomination, as did

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainClimate change is a GOP issue, too It's Joe Biden's 2020 presidential nomination to lose Meghan McCain on Pelosi-Trump feud: 'Put this crap aside' and 'work together for America' 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.