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1/25/2017

INTELLIGENCE/TORTURE: "President Donald Trump said he wants to 'fight fire with fire' when it comes to stopping terrorism, suggesting that he could be open to bringing back torture because he 'absolutely' believes it works.
By reinstating enhanced interrogation, Trump would violate a US law ratified by the Senate in 2015 and go against the view of Defense Secretary James Mattis. CIA Director Mike Pompeo told senators earlier this month that he wouldn't sanction the use of torture, though he later said he would consider bringing back waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation measures under certain circumstances."

 – “Trump on waterboarding: ‘We have to fight fire with fire’,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, Jan 25, 2017, Dan Merica, 1/25/2017