Jan 25, 2017 - Politics & Policy
Draft Trump order would undo Obama rules on detainees, CIA prisons
The New York Times got its hands on a draft of Trump's executive order titled "Detention and Interrogation of Enemy Combatants." Highlights:
- Revokes the Obama policy allowing the Red Cross access to all American wartime detainees.
- Instructs DoD to use Gitmo "for the detention and trial of newly captured" detainees.
- Begins policy reviews regarding the reopening of CIA black sites.
- A version obtained by the Washington Post has a section [it's on page 4] explicitly forbidding treatment defined as torture by U.S. law.
From someone who knows, John McCain: "The President can sign whatever executive orders he likes. But the law is the law. We are not bringing back torture in the United States of America."