Said by: Pompeo. That was Pompeo’s answer when asked whether he would comply with an order from Trump to restart now-shelved “enhanced” interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding. (“Moreover,” he added, “I can’t imagine that I would be asked that by the president-elect.”) In 2015, a Republican Congress passed a law attempting to prohibit waterboarding. Pompeo had previously said waterboarding is “within the law,” but he broke with his past comments Thursday — and Trump’s more recent ones. “Torture works,” Trump said on the campaign trail, adding that he would like to “bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.” After the election, Trump allowed that not everyone thinks torture works.
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