McCain Irrelevant, 'He's Dying Anyway,' White House aide reportedly says

He played a key role in instituting the enhanced interrogation program during the Bush Administration, and has previously said he does not consider the techniques that were used used on 9/11 architect, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, as torture, because they have been applied to US training officers.

"He ain't gone", Republican Senator Roger Wicker said in an interview, adding that McCain remains "very much still a presence" in the chamber, conducting conference calls with staff and maintaining his Armed Services Committee chairmanship.

McCain returned to Arizona in December after receiving a diagnosis of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.

In the book, which comes out later this month, he calls on Americans to "recover our sense that we are more alike than different".

The claim that McCain - who was imprisoned in the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" after his Navy A-4 was shot down over North Vietnam in 1967 - had collaborated with his captors has received a "pants on fire" rating from PolitiFact. John McCain helped us save our military. Now the Republicans have in the upper house, a slight majority - 51 to 49 Republican versus Democrats.

During the presidential election campaign, Trump said of McCain: "He's not a war hero. Well we're looking in the wrong place", said Sen.

Just as other confidants have reported after seeing McCain at his ranch outside Sedona, Arizona, Graham described his friend as reflective and eager to reminisce. McCain left Washington in December and hasn't yet been able to return.

Her testimony helped tipped one crucial Democrat, Sen.

She was responding to a question from senator John Cornyn. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, announced he would vote in her favor. Ms. Haspel is to be commended for speaking her mind and allowing her own moral compass to direct her personal actions. "I think the Democrats are trying to find some way to vote against her, but it's hard". "I have enormous respect for Sen".

"There is no one more qualified to be the first woman to lead the Central Intelligence Agency than 30+ year Central Intelligence Agency veteran Gina Haspel", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted on Saturday.

However, the report has been made available only for members of the Intelligence Committee.

Kaine separately met with Haspel on Thursday.

McCain released a statement opposing Haspel. "Most of all, I know the use of torture compromises that which most distinguishes us from our enemies, our belief that all people, even captured enemies, possess basic human rights, which are protected by global conventions the USA not only joined, but for the most part authored".

  • Leroy Wright