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Torture terrorism suspects? Trump says America has to 'fight fire with fire'

Torture terrorism suspects? Trump says America has to 'fight fire with fire'

In your January 25, 2017, interview with ABC News, you stated that you were considering the resumption of torture. "Will you say that?"

"Look, there's no evidence of that and I think that those who allege that have to come up with some substantiation of the claim", McCain said Wednesday on MSNBC's Morning Joe about Trump's claim that millions have people voted illegally and cost him the popular vote in the election.

The White House confirmed reports that Vice President Mike Pence would be speaking at Friday's event, the New York Times reported.Mr Trump also lost out to Mr Obama in the ratings war immediately after they had won the presidency.It is not illegal nor uncommon for eligible voters to be registered in more than one locality.

"Moreover I can't imagine that I would be asked that by that by the President-elect", he said. Trump commented during a wide-ranging interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity.

"General Mattis has said he sometimes gets more information out of people by simply having a drink with them, having a conversation. And the answer was 'Yes, absolutely'".

To Trump's credit, he does not try to hide his views on torture by using exhausted, misleading euphemisms like "enhanced interrogation". The chief of interrogations described COBALT as a 'dungeon.' Another senior Central Intelligence Agency officer stated that COBALT was itself an enhanced interrogation technique.

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A 2014 Senate Select Committee report determined that "enhanced interrogation techniques" do not yield actionable intelligence and often prompt torture victims to concoct information they think the interrogator wants to hear, just to make the torture stop. The president was more subdued than normal but still looked a bit as though he were an emcee introducing the victor of a spelling bee. "Absolutely, I feel it works". You'll recall that the Bush administration invented an absurd legal rationale for why torturing prisoners wasn't actually "torture", arguing among other things that if the torture you were inflicting wasn't severe enough to cause organ failure, then it wasn't really torture.

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"Do I believe it works?"

"The president can sign whatever executive orders he likes", the Arizona Republican said in a statement issued Wednesday by his office.

The president's upcoming order is also expected to suspend issuing visas for people from several predominantly Muslim countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - for at least 30 days, according to a draft executive order obtained by The Associated Press.

During his campaign for the White House, Trump endorsed bringing back waterboarding that simulates drowning, an enhanced interrogation method that Obama banned and now has been prohibited by US law.

Neither Pompeo nor Defense Secretary James Mattis were consulted about the draft order or aware of its existence until it was released publicly.

Naureen Shah, director of Amnesty International's program on security and human rights, said she believed there would be a strong legal case for preventing any executive order from being implemented, not least because Obama's ban on torture was codified by Congress, and waterboarding is explicitly prohibited by the Army Field Manual, used as an interrogation guidebook by USA personnel. John McCain, tortured himself as a prisoner during the Vietnam War.

US intelligence agencies say 17.6 percent of detainees released from Guantanamo are confirmed to have re-engaged in conflict. "I said '17 - right now, this year, "'17 is going to be a disaster".

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