Trump drafting exec order seeking review of interrogation rules

Posted January 26, 2017

"If they do want to do it, I will work toward that end".

In an interview with ABC News, Trump indicated he wants to resume the use of torture in order to fight back against groups such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that have committed atrocities against US citizens.

Trump noted again later in the exchange that he would follow the advice of Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis and CIA Director Mike Pompeo when deciding whether to use torture techniques. "I want to do everything within the bounds of what you're allowed to do legally", Trump exclusively told World News Tonight Anchor David Muir during an interview at the White House. At the time, then-CIA Director John Brennan had deemed the value of enhanced interrogation, banned by former President Obama in 2009, "unknowable". "I have no idea where it came from".

"During both our personal conversations and his confirmation hearing, CIA Director Mike Pompeo repeatedly committed to me that he will comply with the law that applies the Army Field Manual's interrogation requirements to all USA agencies, including the CIA", he said.

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Human rights groups have criticised Trump for his statements on bringing back torture in his fight against Islamic State and other groups.

Congress codified a prohibition on torture in a 2015 defense spending law that limited interrogation techniques to those included in the Army Field Manual, which proscribes methods involving "the use or threat of force".

But White House press secretary Sean Spicer pushed back Wednesday on reports of that draft, saying "it is not a White House document".

A three-page draft of a proposed executive order that would pave the way to restarting interrogation programs using methods widely condemned as torture was circulating in Washington on Wednesday.

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In an interview with the New York Times past year, Trump said he was "impressed" by a recommendation from Mattis, who at the time was under consideration for Defense Secretary.

President Trump is expected to sign several new executive orders and hold his first meeting with Congressional leaders. "Moreover, I can't imagine I would be asked that by the President-elect".

The impact of Trump's signing such an order was immediately disputed. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Trump's nominee for attorney general, said that waterboarding is "absolutely" torture during a confirmation hearing.

The "black sites" were secret prisons run by the Central Intelligence Agency to detain terrorism suspects during the "War on Terror" led by President George W. Bush as a response to the 9/11 attacks.

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