Trump’s Confirmed CIA Director Has Voiced Support For Bringing Back Torture Program

President Donald Trump’s pick for CIA Director, Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo has been confirmed by the senate to head the Central Intelligence Agency.

Pompeo has been a proponent of reinstating the torture program used by the CIA after 9/11, which includes ruthless illegal interrogation methods that were used in secret at the U.S. prison on Guantanamo Bay.

However, Pompeo said recently in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee that as CIA director, he would not allow the use of torture in interrogations. He appears to have backtracked his promise.

Answering a question in a recent written inquiry from the Senate, Pompeo said he would consult experts on whether torture restrictions could be loosened for national security purposes to protect the country, or if he could rewrite those restrictions. The questions are now deleted from the senate intelligence committee’s website, but are viewable through archive.org.

“If confirmed, I will consult with experts at the agency and at other organizations in the U.S. government on whether the Army Field Manual uniform application is an impediment to gathering vital intelligence to protect the country or whether any rewrite of the Army Field Manual is needed,” Pompeo wrote.

Pompeo also created controversy in Congress in 2013 when he said that Muslim Imams across the U.S. who fail to condemn terror attacks motivated by radical Islamic beliefs are “potentially complicit in these acts, and more importantly still, in those that may well follow.”

“When the most devastating terrorist attacks on America in the last 20 years come overwhelmingly from people of a single faith and are performed in the name of that faith, a special obligation falls on those that are the leaders of that faith,” Pompeo said on the House floor.

At first, Trump agreed with Pompeo on reinstating torture and increasing surveillance, stating that he would bring back “waterboarding and a hell of a lot worse,” and said that he would put all mosques under watch.

However, Trump has since stated in an interview with the New York Times that he changed his views on torture after talking to his Secretary Of Defense, General James Mattis, who urged him to disavow torture in November.

Trump still has not moved from his position on Mosques and surveillance.

As reported by the New York Times:

“‘He said, “I’ve never found it to be useful,”‘ Mr. Trump said, describing the general’s view of torturing terrorism suspects. He added that Mr. Mattis found more value in building trust and rewarding cooperation with terror suspects: ‘”Give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers and I’ll do better.”‘

“‘I was very impressed by that answer.’

“Torture, he said, is ‘not going to make the kind of a difference that a lot of people are thinking.'”

Human rights watch warned against making Pompeo the new CIA director, and insisted that Congress should reject him, because he is unpredictable, and his responses on torture and mass surveillance are dangerously worrying.

“Pompeo’s responses to questions about torture and mass surveillance are dangerously ambiguous about whether he would endorse abusive practices and seek to subvert existing legal protections,” Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno, U.S. program co-director at Human Rights Watch said.

What does our future hold with a man who is so indecisive, yet is now in charge of the CIA—the agency that responds to questions with “that’s classified” and mistakingly destroying 6,700 pages on torture? Oops!

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Donald Trump Could Name Ron Paul As Secretary Of State

Neocons Fear Donald Trump Could Name Ron Paul As Secretary Of State – OpEd

Ron Paul. Photo by David Carlyon, Wikipedia Commons.

On Wednesday, the neocon journalist Jennifer Rubin tweeted under the hashtag #thingstoworryabout. She is afraid Ron Paul will be selected as Secretary of State in a Trump administration.

Rubin, described as a “conservative” journalist, works for The Washington Post where she espouses the neocon line on foreign policy. As an advocate for “American exceptionalism,” she supports military intervention and the never-ending war on terror.

So far, Donald Trump has not said he will appoint Ron Paul as Secretary of State.

It’s a great idea, though.

As Secretary of State, Paul would rollback Pax Americana and pursue a policy of noninterventionism. He would follow George Washington’s advice and oppose entangling alliances with other nations and wars of aggression. Paul would bring the troops home from hundreds of US bases in Korea, Japan, Europe and elsewhere around the world. He would shut down foreign aid. He rejects the dangerous confrontation with Iran, the embargo against Cuba, and military actions elsewhere. He advocates ending US participation in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Former Arizona Gov. Says Trump was Cheated

I’VE BEEN ELECTED TO 5 STRAIGHT NATIONAL CONVENTIONS. TODAY, I GOT CHEATED. DONALD TRUMP GOT CHEATED AT ARIZONA CONVENTION. SHAMEFUL!!! MY NAME WAS ‘MYSTERIOUSLY’ REMOVED OFF DONALD TRUMP ONLINE BALLOT. TODAY’S ELECTRONIC VOTE FULL OF GLITCHES AND ERRORS. CHEATED TODAY!’ – @GOVBREWER

AZ, Jan Brewer the most recent current or former executive to endorse Donald Trump cries foul at the Arizona Republican conventionafter Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won a large majority of the 58 delegates to the Republican national convention during a state party meeting. Tweeting after that “My name was “mysteriously” removed off @realDonaldTrump online ballot. Today’s electronic vote full of glitches and errors. I was Cheated today!

Trump campaign chair Jeff DeWit angrily yelled “Trump got cheated” after it became clear that delegates to Saturday’s state party convention had elected Cruz for virtually all the 28 at-large national delegates. The two split the 27 delegates elected by congressional district. When Former Gov. Brewer failed to win a delegate seat at July’s convention she was visibly angry, saying that  “she got cheated” calling the Convention. Shameful both publicly at the event, and then later on her Twitter account.

Mr. release the 28 pages on NBC’s 60 mins party chairman Robert Graham said “the election [was] ran correctly and that DeWit and Brewer were making unsupported accusations.

Ted Cruz’s campaign organizer Constantin Querard says that simple math led to the at-large victory. Cruz offered a nearly identical slate of candidates as John Kasich backers and the combined votes led to a win. Implying to Cruz and Kasich supporters, that their previous political partnership was paying off.

Either way the elected delegates will be bound to vote for Trump on the first ballot in July’s national GOP convention regardless of Saturday’s results.

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Shocking Poll Reveals Only 30% of Republicans Would Bomb Aladdin’s City of Agrabah

Agrabah: Den of Evil

Agrabah: Den of Evil

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A recent poll from Public Policy Polling reveals that only 30% of Republican Primary voters would bomb the Disney city of Agrabah. Democrats fell even deeper in the poll with only 20% of Democratic Primary voters feeling compelled to shell Agrabah relentlessly from the air, sea, land and underground.

Jeb Bush was quick to establish condemnation in response to the devastating revelations, being “unable to believe this pol” and asserting a dire need for, “new bombey bombs”. (more…)

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Sheila Jackson Lee Thinks the Constitution is 400 Years Old

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) declared the U.S. Constitution to be 400 years old Wednesday on the House floor, which would mean it was signed in 1614.

“Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not,” she said. (more…)

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