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Trump CIA Pick Leaves Door Open to Waterboarding, More Spying on Americans - The Daily Beast


Trump CIA Pick Leaves Door Open to Waterboarding, More Spying on Americans - The Daily Beast:

In newly released written answers to lawmakers’ queries, the Kansas Republican says if confirmed, he’ll ask if the CIA feels current interrogation techniques are producing results—and if not, he’ll consider asking for changes. He also says if CIA officers tell him that recent legal limits on data collection, passed after the Snowden leaks, are making it harder for them to do their jobs, he’ll recommend changes there too. The answer on interrogating detainees appears to be Pompeo’s third position on the matter in as many years. In 2014, he spoke up in favor of harsh interrogation. In his confirmation hearing, he said he’d never ask his officers do something like that. Now, in his written answers, he’s holding the door ajar for re-introducing the controversial methods.

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