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Trump: Mattis’ view on torture will override his own beliefs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that his defense secretary’s opposition to torture would override his own belief that enhanced interrogation “does work,” addressing concerns about a return to Bush-era use of waterboarding and other especially harsh procedures.

Three issues — whether Trump would allow the use of torture, the U.S.-Mexico relationship and the future of sanctions on Russia — dominated the new president’s brief news conference after his first meeting with another world leader.

Since taking office, Trump has signaled a renewed embrace of torture in the fight against Islamic extremism.

The focus on torture has been renewed since The …read more

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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