CIA Pick Mike Pompeo Vows No Return of US Torture Program

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So, here's Pompeo, Donald Trump's pick for CIA Chief differing yet again with Trump who wants to bring back waterboarding. Pompeo says not so fast. Ain't gonna happen under his watch. There's a man with good common sense.








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CIA Pick Mike Pompeo Vows No Return of US Torture Program - ABC News
By Mike Levine

"The man picked by Donald Trump to be the next CIA director vowed today that torture would “absolutely not” be renewed under his leadership, even as he warned that terrorism — especially within the U.S. homeland — remains the “most immediate threat” to “life and limb of Americans.”
“I think [terrorism] presents the most immediate threat to personal risk to a person living in south-central Kansas,” Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Republican from Kansas, said during his Senate confirmation hearing."
"When the panel’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, asked whether he would comply with a presidential order to “restart the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques that fall outside of the Army Field Manual,” Pompeo was unequivocal: “Senator, absolutely not.”
 
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Sometimes I think Trump selects these folks who need confirmation simply because they are diametrically opposed to his way of thinking which would appease Republicans. But his more liberal side relishes their viewpoints!