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Episode Info: On today's 'BradCast': A noteworthy correction from ProPublica to an article they published last year does not change the fact that Donald Trump's nominee to become the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency personally oversaw the torture of U.S. held prisoners at a secret prison ("black site") in Thailand in 2002, and destroyed evidence documenting torture.  ProPublica is standing by their reporting that current Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel ran the prison in question during the torture of terror suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, and developed the method for permanently destroying the videotaped evidence of torture. Torture is illegal under U.S. and international law, and now European prosecutors are reportedly investigating whether Haspel must be arrested for war crimes if she travels to Europe. Haspel's nomination has returned U.S. torture to an issue of "debate" under this President. Also today:  some thoughts on the remarkable matter of the President of the United States bragging to donors that he simply made stuff up while speaking to the Prime Minister of Canada about the U.S. trade deficit.  Sad news on the sudden loss of progressive Democratic U.S. House "giant" Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York. Brighter 2018 election news for Democrats from the Cook Political Report. Republicans are having such a difficult time finding candidates to run for office in Nevada that they are now offering to pay them -- anyone -- to do so...Read more »

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