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If elected president, Donald Trump has said he wants to bring back “a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding,” but if he does, he might need to find a new CIA director.
In April, director John Brennan told NBC News the CIA would refuse to reinstate the torture program. While Brennan’s view hasn’t changed, he seemed to indicate Wednesday the next commander in chief could order the agency to carry out waterboarding, but said he or she would have to do so with a different leader at the helm of the agency.
“If a president were to order, order the agency to carry out waterboarding or something else, it’ll be up to the director of CIA and others within CIA to decide whether or not that, that direction and order is something that they can carry out in good conscience,” he said.
But if the order is given, it will have to move forward without Brennan, who offered his comments during a forum at the Brookings Institute.
“As long as I’m director of CIA, irrespective of what the president says, I’m not going to be the director of CIA who gives that order,” the director said. “They’ll have to find another director.”
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