It was reported today that there is apparently a process to review the way in which the Central Intelligence Agency interrogates terrorists and to draft a new executive order that would facilitate the reopening of Central Intelligence Agency black sites outside of the U.S. This would, in turn, expunge Obama's series of executive orders in which he banned these terrorist detention centers and limited the pool of techniques interrogators could use to a list in the Army Field Manual.
"I can't imagine that I would be asked that by the president-elect or then president", he said.
Overseas "Black sites" were authorized by presidential order by former President George W. Bush in the days after 9/11 to allow for enhanced interrogation techniques of detainees that would not have been allowed on USA soil. "I have no idea where it came from, but it is not a White House document". "Now, with that being said, I'm going with Gen. Mattis".
"I will rely on Pompeo and Mattis, and my group", he said. This conflict is not of our choosing, but was declared against us by the jihadistterrorist organizations groups that have plotted and carried out mass attacks against the United States, its citizens, and its allies beginning well before the atrocities of September 11, 2001, and continuing to this day. "But the law is the law", said Republican Sen.
In an interview with the New York Times a year ago, Trump said he was "impressed" by a recommendation from Mattis, who at the time was under consideration for Defense Secretary.
The New York Times obtained a draft of the executive order and published it on Wednesday.
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"I have spoken as recently as 24 hours ago with people at the highest level of intelligence and I asked them the question: Does it work?"
Arizona Senator John McCain issued a firm message to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying that the United States will not return to using enhanced interrogation methods on terror suspects and enemy combatants.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer rejected that the document belonged to the White House.
If Trump signed the order, it would reinstate Bush's 2007 legislation. Congress outlawed the use of the techniques, which included waterboarding, after use against captured terrorists was discovered.
One intelligence insider who asked not to be identified by name because he was not authorized to discuss the issue said subsequent divulging of the existence of black sites embarrassed some of the nations that hosted them, making re-establishment of the practice hard.