"CIA nominee says she would obey her moral compass, not Trump, if told to carry out questionable activities"Moral compass! The "moral compass" of someone who approved and carried out torture in the first place! The moral compass of someone who engaged in illegal destruction of evidence to hide that torture. That's some moral compass you have there, lady.
"She resisted efforts by senators to get her to say whether she believed it was morally wrong to use techniques such as waterboarding on terrorist suspects."Her "moral compass" can't tell her whether it is okay to torture people, but by God, she will rely on that moral compass. She wouldn't ever engage in "questionable activities," as long as we understand that those activities would have to be a lot worse than torture and destroying evidence before she would consider them questionable.
And that is good enough for Republicans.
"Senators were visibly frustrated at Haspel’s unwillingness to say definitively whether she believed it was wrong at the time to waterboard terrorist suspects."
Democratic senators, that is, as the Washington Post carefully avoids pointing out.
"Haspel said she had a “great reputation” with Trump and his inner circle"
Well, that's a comfort, particularly given the overwhelming likelihood that every Republican in the Senate will vote to confirm her.
Let us be clear, this woman is evil, in the most literal meaning of the word, just like John Bolton, Jeff Sessions, Scott Pruitt, Betsey deVos and just about every other person appointed by Donald Trump, who incidentally is evil too. But that's okay with Republicans if these evil people will go along with more big paydays for the rich, because that is all that government is for, at least with them in charge. So a little thing like being an evil person on the level of SS or Gestapo agents really isn't a disqualification these days.