President Trump’s latest comments on torture make it all the more important that the Prime Minister puts robust safeguards in place to ensure that Britain doesn’t get dragged into this again, Andrew Tyrie MP told the Independent.
The Washington Post has published a document which it says is a draft executive order, apparently drafted by the Trump administration, calling for a policy review that could authorise the CIA to reopen “black site” prisons overseas.
"Today’s ruling takes the public a step closer to the truth about Britain’s role in extraordinary rendition – the programme of kidnap and torture developed during the Bush administration, and facilitated by the UK Government."
Mike Pompeo, nominee to head the CIA, has said that he would not follow orders to use banned interrogation techniques, and that he couldn't imagine Donald Trump giving such an instruction.
Senator Ron Wyden, a member of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, has called on President Obama to protect the Committee’s report on the CIA torture programme.