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Will Top Administration Officials Fight Back On Torture Order?


AFTER THE NEW YORK TIMES
REPORTED THAT THERE WAS A DRAFT EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WOULD ALLOW
FOR TORTURE BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, IT TURNS OUT SOME OF
THE TOP OFFICIALS IN TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION WERE BLINDSIDED
AND UNAWARE. IT TURNS OUT THAT TRUMP HIMSELF AND A SPOKESPERSON
SAYS THIS WAS NOT COMING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, WE DID NOT
DRAFT THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER. THEY ARE DENYING IT, BUT DONALD TRUMP
HAS BEEN CLEAR ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE IS IN FAVOR OF TORTURE
AND DOES WANT OUR MILITARY TO USE TORTURE AS A FORM OF
ENHANCED INTERROGATION. WITH THAT ALL SAID — I THINK THAT’S INTERESTING. DO YOU BELIEVE TRUMP AND SPICER WHEN THEY SAY IT’S NOT COMING
FROM THE WHITE HOUSE? WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS? OF COURSE I DON’T BELIEVE
THEM, I SAW DONALD TRUMP ON ABC YESTERDAY TELL ME THAT HE’S IN
FAVOR OF WATERBOARDING AND TORTURE. DID THEY MAKE IT UP? I
KNOW ANYTHING HE SAYS LATER THEY WILL CLAIM HIS FAKE NEWS,
BECAUSE IT SHOULDN’T BE TAKEN LITERALLY AND THERE ARE
ALTERNATIVE FACTS, BUT WE SAW WITH OUR OWN EYES HIM SAYING
HE’S IN FAVOR OF. OF COURSE THERE WAS A DRAFT ORDER, THE NEW
YORK TIMES DIDN’T MAKE THAT UP, AND EVEN IF THEY DID — I’M NOT
EVEN GOING TO GET INTO EVEN IF THEY DID, THAT’S ABSURD TO TALK
— IF YOU ARE A TRUMP SUPPORTER, DID YOU APPLAUD HIM YESTERDAY
WHEN HE TOLD DAVID MUIR THAT HE WAS IN FAVOR OF THOSE
EXTREME TACTICS? I CAN’T SEE HOW THEY COULD DENY
IT. IT’S KIND OF INCREDIBLE. BUT
ANOTHER THING TO KEEP IN MIND, AND THIS IS MY FAVORITE PART OF
THE STORY, IS HOW MUCH DIVIDE THERE IS IN CONGRESS WHEN IT
COMES TO THIS ISSUE. WHEN YOU HEAR SOMETHING LIKE TORTURE,
WATERBOARDING, SOME OF THE TACTICS THAT WERE USED UNDER THE
BUSH ADMINISTRATION YOU WOULD THINK, YOU WON’T HAVE MEMBERS OF
THE GOP SPEAK OUT AGGRESSIVELY AGAINST THIS. BUT THERE ARE A
NUMBER OF SENATORS WHO ARE SAYING NO, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE
WILL WE DO THIS FORM OF ENHANCED INTERROGATION. JOHN MCCAIN HAS
BEEN THE MOST VOCAL, AND I GIVE HIM A LOT OF CREDIT FOR THIS. HE SAID — JOHN MCCAIN WAS A VICTIM OF
TORTURE HIMSELF FOR YEARS WHEN HE WAS A PRISONER OF WAR, SO HE
UNDERSTANDS THAT IT DOESN’T WORK, IT’S A TERRIBLE IDEA, IT
BREAKS INTERNATIONAL LAWS, SO I AGAIN APPLAUD HIM FOR MAKING
THAT STATEMENT. SENATOR JOHN THUNE MADE A SIMILAR STATEMENT,
HE SAID — AND BY THE WAY, LET ME BE
CLEAR ABOUT SOMETHING — DONALD TRUMP CAN’T UNILATERALLY CALL
FOR TORTURE. YOU NEED CONGRESS TO VOTE ON IT. TRUMP IS CRAZY
AND IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE HE CARES MUCH ABOUT LAWS SO I GUESS
HE COULD DO THINGS UNILATERALLY AND NOT REALLY FACE ANY
CONSEQUENCES FOR IT. THAT’S THE THING, HE MIGHT
FACE CONSEQUENCES FOR IT. IF YOU BREAK THE LAW, YOU COULD GET
IMPEACHED IF YOU ACTUALLY HAD POLITICAL OPPONENTS WHO CARED,
OR EVEN ALLIES WHO CARED, ABOUT THE RULE OF LAW. LET BETWEEN THE
BACKGROUND AND THEN I WILL TELL YOU WHY THIS STORY IS IMPORTANT
FOR TWO DIFFERENT REASONS. WHEN OBAMA FIRST CAME IN HE PROMISED
THAT HE WOULD END THE ERROR OF TORTURE AND WATERBOARDING AND HE
DID, HE SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER RIGHT AWAY. FOR THE
RIGHT-WING CRITICS OF OBAMA AND HIS EXECUTIVE ORDERS, I KNOW YOU
ALL THOUGHT IT WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL BUT AT THE SAME
TIME YOU LOVE TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS, BUT THAT ARNIE SINK IN,
BUT THAT’S OKAY BECAUSE THAT ISN’T RELEVANT ANYMORE. BECAUSE
IN 2015 THEY TOOK THAT ORDER AND MADE AN AMENDMENT TO A DEFENSE
AUTHORIZATION BILL, IT’S NOW LAW. CONGRESS VOTED ON IT, IT’S
THE LAW, WHEN DOING INTERROGATION WE MUST FOLLOW THE
ARMY FIELD MANUAL WHICH PROHIBITS TORTURE AND
WATERBOARDING AND MUST ALLOW THE RED CROSS TO INSPECT THE
DETAINEES. TRUMP HAS ALSO SAID HE WILL APPARENTLY, ACCORDING TO
THE STORY WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE, NOT ALLOW THE RED CROSS TO
EXAMINE DETAINEES. THE ONLY REASON YOU WOULDN’T LET THEM
EXAMINE THEM IS BECAUSE YOU’VE TORTURED THEM OR DONE SOMETHING
HORRIFIC TO THEM. TRUMP IS CLEAR, HE’S ON THE RECORD, HE
SAID IT YESTERDAY INTERNATIONAL INTERVIEW. REASON NUMBER ONE WHY
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STORY IS HE IS SO UNPREPARED, IT’S
FRIGHTENING. BECAUSE ANY RATIONAL POLITICIAN WOULD THINK,
OKAY, WHAT DID POMPEO AND SESSIONS AS WELL, BY THE WAY,
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, HE’S ON THE RECORD, HE SAID DURING HIS
CONFIRMATION PROCEEDINGS, BECAUSE REMEMBER HE’S GOING TO
BE THE TOP LAWYER IN THE COUNTRY, HEAD OF THE JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT, HE SAID THAT THE 2015 LAW I REFERENCED, QUOTE,
MAKES IT IMPROPER AND ILLEGAL TO USE WATERBOARDING OR ANY OTHER
FORM OF TORTURE. THAT IS INCOMING ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF
SESSIONS WHO SAID THAT A COUPLE DAYS AGO. A PREPARED PRESIDENT
WOULD HAVE CHECKED, HEY, WHAT DID SESSIONS PROMISE, WHAT DID
MATTIS, MY DEFENSE SECRETARY, PROMISE, WHAT DID POMPEO, THE
CIA DIRECTOR, PROMISE? IN THEIR CONFIRMATION PROCEEDINGS THEY
DEFINITIVELY SAID ON THE RECORD THEY WOULD NOT DO TORTURE OR
WATERBOARDING. SO IF YOU’RE GOING TO THROW A CURVEBALL, DO A
DRAFT MEMO OR GO ON ABC AND SAY SCREW THAT, I’M GOING TO DO
TORTURE, YOU WOULD CHECK WITH THEM FIRST AND YOU WOULD TELL
THEM, LOOK, HERE’S THE MESSAGING WE WILL DO FOR NOW ON. I KNOW I
PUT YOU IN A TOUGH SPOT BECAUSE YOU SAID PUBLICLY YOU WOULDN’T
DO IT, BUT I’M THE PRESIDENT AND I WANT TO DO TORTURE — YOU
WOULD PREPARE HOW TO HANDLE THAT. BUT HE’S A CLOWN, HE
DOESN’T DO ANY HOMEWORK. HE’S JOFFREY. HE IS LIKE, I WANT TO
DO TORTURE, WHY WON’T THEY LET ME? I HAVE SOME MORE INFORMATION
ON WHY HE IS SO INCREDIBLY UNPREPARED. THERE WAS A REPORT
THAT GOT PUBLISHED RECENTLY ABOUT HIGH LEVEL MEETINGS AMONG
THE OFFICIALS IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND HOW DONALD
TRUMP WILL DO OUT OF THOSE MEETINGS BECAUSE HE HAS TO CALL
JOE SCARBOROUGH AT MORNING JOE. HE’S OBSESSED WITH CABLE NEWS. I
DON’T KNOW KIND OF CONVERSATIONS THEY ARE HAVING, I THINK IT’S
SUPER WEIRD THAT THEY ARE TAKING PLACE, I THINK IT’S VERY
DANGEROUS FOR THE PRESIDENT TO SKIPPED OUT ON, OR LEAVE,
HIGH-LEVEL MEETINGS LIKE THAT WHERE HE WOULD BE BRIEFED ON
THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT, ON SITUATIONS WHERE HE SHOULD BE
WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE SAME INDIVIDUALS HE NOMINATED IN
THESE HIGH-LEVEL POSITIONS. HE’S IN A LOT OF TROUBLE. CAN
YOU REALLY GO FOR YEARS WITHOUT, LIKE, PREPARING ANYTHING WHEN
YOU ARE THE MOST POWERFUL MAN ON EARTH? CAN YOU BLUNDER INTO ONE
DECISION AFTER ANOTHER WITHOUT CHECKING WITH ANYBODY OR DOING
YOUR HOMEWORK? IT IS GOING TO BE AN EPIC DISASTER. THAT LEAVES
POINT NUMBER TWO AS TO WHY THE STORY IS SO IMPORTANT —
BECAUSE NOW WE SEE SIGNIFICANT REPUBLICAN PUSHBACK. I KNOW HE
PREFERS PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT CAPTURED, THAT’S WHAT HE SAID
ABOUT JOHN MCCAIN, BUT JOHN MCCAIN IS RESPECTED IN CONGRESS,
ESPECIALLY AMONG REPUBLICANS, SO WHEN JOHN MCCAIN SAYS I DON’T
CARE WHAT DONALD TRUMP DOES, WE WON’T AUTHORIZE TORTURE — THERE
IS A LOT OF WEIGHT TO THAT. THAT’S NOT JUST A FLIPPANT
COMMENT OR A LIBERAL MEMBER WHERE REPUBLICANS CAN JUST SAY
I DON’T CARE, WE’VE GOT THE FILIBUSTER — NO, HE’S
INSTRUMENTAL IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. AND WHEN THE NUMBER THREE
GUY IN THE PARTY SAYS IT’S SETTLED LAW, WE ARE DONE WITH
THAT, NOW WE ARE AT LOGGERHEADS. DEMOCRATIC OPINION, YOU COULD
SAY THAT IS YOUR OPINION, MAN — REPUBLICAN OPINION, THEY CONTROL
CONGRESS. BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN WHICH DIRECTION THIS WILL GO AND
HOW IT’S GOING TO END, BUT WE WILL FIND OUT PARTLY BECAUSE OF
THIS ISSUE. IF THE JOHN THUNES OF THE WORLD EVENTUALLY TURN
AROUND AND GO, SORRY, DEAR LEADER, AND SUBMIT TO TRUMP, OH
BOY. THERE ARE NO BRAKES IN THE CAR AND WE WILL CAREEN OUT OF
CONTROL. BUT IF THEY MAKE A STAND AND SAY MR. PRESIDENT, WE
WILL FOLLOW THE LAW, AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROPOSE A BILL WE
ARE HAPPY TO DISCUSS IT AND VOTE ON IT, THEN OKAY, YOU GOT YOUR
FIRST CHECK ON DONALD TRUMP, WHICH IS A GOOD THING FOR THE
COUNTRY, AND LATER IF HE CONTINUES TO GO WILDLY OUT OF
CONTROL, COULD BE THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR HIM AS MORE AND
MORE REPUBLICAN VOTES LINE UP AGAINST HIM. I’M CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT
HAPPENS, AND QUITE HONESTLY MY PESSIMISTIC SIDE, WHICH IS A
HUGE PART OF WHO I AM WHEN IT COMES TO THIS ISSUE, SAYS
EVENTUALLY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WILL REALIZE JUST HOW POWERFUL
DONALD TRUMP IS IN MANIPULATING THE CONVERSATION — BECAUSE LIKE
ABOUT IT, YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN VOTER
AND THE TYPES OF VOTERS WHO WENT FOR SOMEONE LIKE DONALD TRUMP. THINK ABOUT HOW EASY OF A SELL IT IS IF YOU ARE DONALD TRUMP. YOU GO TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND TELL THEM, LOOK AT JOHN
MCCAIN — HE WANTS US TO TREAT THESE TERRORISTS FAIRLY. HE
WANTS US TO TREAT THEM WITH KID GLOVES. HE’S SO GOOD AT MANIPULATING
THE CONVERSATION, SO I FEEL LIKE IT MIGHT BE A POLITICAL
RISK FOR PEOPLE LIKE JOHN MCCAIN TO DO THE RIGHT THING IN
THIS CASE. IT IS DEFINITELY A POLITICAL
RISK. FOR A WHILE JOHN MCCAIN WAS SWEATING HIS OWN ELECTION IN
ARIZONA, THAT WAS ALSO THIS YEAR — OR LAST YEAR NOW — BECAUSE
HE SAID SOME THINGS AGAINST DONALD TRUMP AND HAD THAT BEEF
WITH HIM. REPUBLICAN VOTERS LIKE TRUMP A LOT, HE HAD TO BACKPEDAL
OUT OF THERE, NOW HE DOESN’T FACE REELECTION FOR ANOTHER SIX
YEARS AND BY THEN TRUMP MIGHT BE IMPEACHED THREE TIMES OVER. BUT
WE DON’T KNOW, SO WHAT I’M SAYING IS THE RESISTANCE IN
CONGRESS HAS BEGUN, IT MIGHT END QUICKLY, AND THEN OH BOY, HE’S
GOING TO RUN ROUGHSHOD. OR IT BECOMES REAL AND MULTIPLIES. THAT RIGHT THERE IS AN EXCELLENT INDICATION OF WHAT THE NEXT FOUR
YEARS, IF IT’S FOUR YEARS, WILL BE. TODAY I WAS TALKING TO
REPORTER, HE SAID YOU ARE FAMOUS FOR PREDICTIONS — I WAS LIKE,
AM I? HE WAS LIKE, MAKE A PREDICTION OF WHAT HAPPENS TO
TRUMP. BUT YOU NEED FACTS BEFORE YOU MAKE A PREDICTION, I HAVE
ALL THE FACTS IN THE WORLD ABOUT WHO TRUMP IS, BUT I DON’T KNOW
WHAT THE REACTION WILL BE. WILL REPUBLICANS BOW THEIR HEADS, OR
WILL THEY USE HIM FOR ALL THE TAX CUTS, ALL THE GIVEAWAYS TO
THE CORPORATIONS, THE DEREGULATION, AND THEN WHEN THEY
ARE DONE WITH HIM, GO, YEAH, THIS CRAZY GUY, WE DIDN’T MEAN
IT. BESIDES WHICH, HE’S NOT REALLY A REPUBLICAN. AND THEN
THROW HIM ASIDE. THEY MIGHT BE FORCED TO DO IT, BUT IF THEY DO
THEY WILL PILLAGE THE GOVERNMENT AND PRETEND IT WAS TRUMP WHEN IN
REALITY IT WAS THE DONORS WHO ASKED FOR IT. ALSO, THINK OF MITT ROMNEY,
NIKKI HALEY, ALL THE PEOPLE — THINK OF PAUL RYAN, ALL THE
PEOPLE WHO WERE ADAMANTLY AGAINST HIM, AND LATER ON WERE
MONKEYS GIVING TRUMP THEIR BANANAS. THAT’S IT, THE AIR OF
NICKNAMES IS ON. I ALREADY LIKE NICKNAMES, I LIKE FUN AND COOL
NICKNAMES — A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE THAT WHEN WE DID
#LOSERDONALD WE WERE MOCKING DONALD TRUMP FOR COMING UP WITH
GOOFY AND OVERLY SIMPLISTIC NICKNAMES, THEY THINK COME ON,
CENK, THAT’S TOO SIMPLISTIC — THAT THE POINT. SO FOR NOW ON
HE’S REEK ROMNEY. AND IT’S DONALD JOFFREY TRUMP, AND
MORNING NAMES TO COME. WATCH YOURSELF, IF YOU GET TOO MANY
ENEMIES THERE IS A PURPLE FUTURE — POLITICALLY. POLITICALLY. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH DATA YET BUT THIS IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR TRUMP,
SO THIS LEADS TOWARD HIS DAYS MIGHT BE NUMBERED. ALSO BECAUSE
HE SO GODDAMN UNSTABLE.

David Frank

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Nick Reiser Posted on January 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Unless Trump is impeached, we're going to have another 9-11 happen under Trump.

    Reply
  2. sooph1e Posted on January 27, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Cenk's prediction was posted on facebook, Saturday January 21st, by former politician Robert Reich about an inside scoop he received from a congressman!!

    Reply
  3. Maaike R Posted on January 27, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    And there is such a thing as the international peace court in Den Haag. If he breaks the law and pulls shit he will get jailed. Seriously either he is dumb and really bad at being president and needs to step down, or he is bad on purpose for personal gain and is corrupt, or he is bad on purpose and a Russian puppet and a traitor to his own people.

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  4. XxXmizzshottaXxX Posted on January 27, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    ugh he doesn't know how ANYTHING works does he? He's still acting like he's campaigning, stating things and then walking it back. You can't do that you idiot! At the very least you should inform yourself before you make public statements, especially when all it takes is one phone call and maybe five minutes of your time. He's so lazy. What a welfare queen.

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  5. honjok Posted on January 27, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    That's why Trump is also bringing back CIA black sites – so that no one sees that the torture has recommenced.

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  6. M. Garrette Posted on January 27, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Trump will likely try to use Blackwater teams (private security) to do the torturing, thinking that would be a way to get away with it.

    Reply
  7. elwoodzmake Posted on January 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Just realized the White House Correspondents' Dinner will be so boring with no one able to poke fun at him …

    Reply
  8. alexi cage Posted on January 27, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    there is a telling pic of trump in the oval office with pence standing behind him and you can see pence eyeing up trumps back for all those knives

    Reply
  9. J. Cloyd Posted on January 27, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks for the info on the 2015 law. I hope John McCain can rally an opposition to Trump in the Republican Party. My local Congressman is Republican, and I'm going to urge that he support Republicans like Thune and McCain on this issue. Thanks again.

    Reply
  10. Samuel Salleh Posted on January 27, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    It's like Trump wants to be impeached.

    Reply
  11. roxanneworld11 Posted on January 27, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    honestly, i swear, Ana loses IQ points daily: McCain said, "…in the united states of america! not that the USA would not continue to do it elsewhere!..but go ahead, Ana, give McCain all of that, "credit." …just like when she said we should just tell trump his inaguration crowd was the biggest one ever in history?? why?? because that would suddenly make him a real and decent and presidential human being, focused on all of the right things??.. really?? ..just smh.

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  12. roxanneworld11 Posted on January 27, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    honestly, i swear, Ana loses IQ points daily: McCain said, "…in the united states of america! not that the USA would not continue to do it elsewhere!..but go ahead, Ana, give McCain all of that, "credit." …just like when she said we should just tell trump his inaguration crowd was the biggest one ever in history?? why?? because that would suddenly make him a real and decent and presidential human being, focused on all of the right things??.. really?? ..just smh.

    Reply
  13. JC Nickel Posted on January 27, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    would that make the election the red wedding?

    Reply
  14. Jo Pao Posted on January 27, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    "Trump can't unilaterally impose torture; you need congress to vote on that"… anybody want to point out to me why that would be a problem when republicans control both houses? Are we believing that republicans will impose any restraint on their monstrous leader?

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  15. RJJacob101 Posted on January 27, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Torture sets a bad precedent as well. If we do it to other people, other people will feel justified in doing so to us. Also, the more comfortable the government becomes with torture, the more likely they'll eventually use it on us.

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  16. CButtonshaw Posted on January 27, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Does Trump understand International Law about torture? Geneva Convention? stupid question.

    Reply
  17. FactFive Posted on January 27, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I must say I am glad to see Cenk coming to his senses on Trump's actions and that they will actually matter and people will care . Now we need to get Anna on board, people will and should care!

    Reply
  18. David Bergen Posted on January 27, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    The sad and dangerous truth is that Trump wants torture interrogation techniques re-implemented because he is by nature vicious and vindictive. He believes in revenge. The idea of torture appeals to him as a way of 'making the enemy suffer', whereas the only consideration should be: 'what's the most effective way to get the information?' As one former military exec said: "often that can just be giving the suspect a couple of beers and a cigarette."

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  19. remsensor TM Posted on January 27, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I hate that words… "Enhanced Interrogation" that's like calling rape "Enhanced penetration". Call it for what it is…. America ain't no land of the free. I grew up I'm 30 I realize that. We are as fucked up as every other country. We torture, kill women and children, bomb countries, steal oil… oh and we have the highest incarceration rate in the world. Hows that for the land of the free?

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  20. Michael 마익흘 Aronson Posted on January 27, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Let's make waterboarding legal as long as only Trump who personally carries it out. Babyhands has never raised a hand to anyone in his life (who wasn't a woman).

    Reply
  21. Matthew Alibozek Posted on January 27, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    REPUBLICAN PARTY IS THE PARTY OF HYPOCRISY & IGNORANCE…

    Reply
  22. thuzan117 Posted on January 27, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    this administration won't last long

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  23. The General Posted on January 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Torture works. Fight dirty. War shouldn't even be happening…

    Reply
  24. GrimReaper Posted on January 27, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    every single poll shows that the majority of people here in the US are in favor of torture.

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  25. thuzan117 Posted on January 27, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    personally I think MCcain will crumble. he doesn't have the conviction to stick his neck out for this, he chickened out and signed on to that letter to Iran with the other 46 chucklefucks then tried to downplay it. he won't take a stand on something like this.

    Reply
  26. Richard Jones Posted on January 27, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    And he can launch nuclear weapons in four minutes and no one can stop him

    Reply
  27. valar Posted on January 27, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    John McCain's hair turned white in his 30s during his years of torture in Vietnam.

    Reply
  28. mindfuless Posted on January 27, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    "Bad days a coming" , with Trump.
    #Sad!

    Reply
  29. Marc Touss Posted on January 27, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    highway to the impeachment zone… hey lana.. lana.. LAAANNNAAA!!!!!…… impeachment zone!..

    Reply
  30. BigBoss Posted on January 27, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Trump is the Jacob Zuma of America except Zuma is against torture, LMAO.

    Reply
  31. TheeBarricade Posted on January 27, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    The Obama administration proved that laws can be selected and chosen to be enforced or ignored. Trump is the result of 8 years of failed leadership. Liberals can thank themselves. NO ONE WANTED THIS PRESIDENCY

    Reply
  32. No God Posted on January 27, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Why "Top Administration Officials" would be worried about the so called "torture order"
    According to "the order", torture is allowed NOT mandatory.

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  33. Tee Lang Posted on January 27, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    of course he's in favor of torture he's torturing us every day

    Reply
  34. Peter Huang Posted on January 27, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    GOP just waiting for right crisis/opportunity to scare us to torture. Remember 9/11?

    Reply
  35. Darryl Smith Posted on January 27, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Anna said it right, He can con the people because he is a CONMAN.

    Reply
  36. Eugene Fetherman Posted on January 27, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    I don't know about anyone else, but I feel that these first days of Trump's Anti-Presidency have been in violation of those Additional Protocols of the Geneva Convention of 1949 prohibiting torture! 😉

    Reply
  37. UraStr Posted on January 27, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    he actually really bad at manipulating the conversation…you know what's magicians best friend? drunk audience…people were just tired from corrupt politicians, and it was harder to show how big a lier he was back then, so people thought well he is a clown, but better that crocked Hillary, but no, I think that everybody is sober now, and we are all in for huge hangover…

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  38. Daddy AF Posted on January 27, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Nope, sorry those overseas black sites that have been reopened will be turned over to Erik Prince and his organization. Kidnapping, torture and kill squads are the goal. To prevent oversight there was a purge at the state department. Prince has won the lottery. Some conspiracies are true. prince is also highly incompetent so it won't take long for the details to come out.

    Reply
  39. Guttamind Animation Posted on January 27, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Trump's new nickname is #SwampDaddy

    Reply
  40. childbomb Posted on January 27, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    No Cenk you are wrong. His nick name is Donald Tiny Hands. lol

    Reply
  41. Nate Posted on January 27, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I have another nickname for Trump. Kim Jong Don

    Reply
  42. mitch verr Posted on January 27, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Trump said today that its up to Mattis, whom has said nope.png on torture.

    Reply
  43. Charles D Posted on January 27, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Over analyzing here. Trump will say 'ok mr CIA man just torture off the books so the the public doesn't know'. And they will.

    Reply
  44. Whataplaya One Posted on January 27, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    If Trump is so crazy, why are we still here?

    Reply
  45. Joshua Lakhamraju Posted on January 27, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Trump just allowed Mattis to ignore the torture plan.

    Reply
  46. musicksol Posted on January 27, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    They'll all line up behind him

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  47. D Mc Posted on January 27, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    There is something wrong with these pro-torture people. It's been shown over and over that in addition to being inhuman it doesn't work but they just want to torture.

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  48. meatKog Posted on January 27, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    C L O W N IN CHIEF

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  49. symbiosychotic Posted on January 27, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Bassmaster DJTrump in the White Hizzouse! Number 1 record in the country just dropped and its gone gold baby! Tremendous!

    What do you mean platinum is better? Look at this record! Its yuuuge! First album is called "Sea of Love" with the hit single "Golden Shower of Power" and "(Build It 10ft) Higher! ft Creed"

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  50. Benaiah Wright Posted on January 27, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    trump's going to piss off the wrong person

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  51. Dale Griggs Posted on January 27, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I think we should give terrorists lollipops.

    Reply
  52. dank_asian_snacks Posted on January 27, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    mattis is the only person in this administration who i respect

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  53. man P Posted on January 27, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Well it's obvious TYT don't want to stop terrorists, we'll give them you and people like you, they can kill, torture and rape you instead of innocent people who want to stop them!

    Reply
  54. man P Posted on January 27, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Your stuttering proves TYT are unprepared, bigot, fascist, racists, whom don't prepare anything, you are the definition of hypocrisy. TYT need to be shutdown for the lack of talent that they have, it is clear they(the host's) do not have any part in writing the script. TYT are the people that make we the people (rest of the world) hate America, you fund terrorists, crash the economy, think everything is owed to you, finally a real presidant whom will take real action and help protect the rest of the world. I, we, thank you.

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  55. AmethystEyes Posted on January 27, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Where is Tywin when you need him?

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  56. John Nichols Posted on January 27, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Around 12:00 Cenk gives away that he's from NJ =P

    Reply
  57. Atmost11 Posted on January 27, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Trump will throw you under the bus if you torture, he'll say "it wasn't me".  The pictures will come out, and everyone will know who you are, torturers.

    Reply
  58. Ted cox Posted on January 27, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Citizens and government personnel are duty bound to disobey unlawful orders.

    Reply
  59. harDCore aTheisT Posted on January 27, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    The Outlaw-in-Chief is ripe for impeachment.

    Reply
  60. Kerrie Cross Posted on January 27, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    sooooooooo many sheep making comments in here. Wake up libtards!!!!

    Reply
  61. James Marlon Posted on January 27, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Tbf this election has done a great job exposing deluded alt rights and maniac liberals in force.

    Reply
  62. MilitantPeaceist Posted on January 27, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Please stop saying "Most powerful man on earth' & 'Leader of the free world'.
    It makes you all sound like you suffer from delusions of grandeur & reeks of hubris.

    Reply
  63. tram84mvp Posted on January 27, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Trump has nothing to worry about just remember what Nixon said: ‘If the President Does It, That Means It’s Not Illegal’'

    Reply
  64. Mohamed Hefny Posted on January 27, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Human rights, international laws, lol.
    Only power is relevant.

    Reply
  65. Mananas Arma Posted on January 28, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Got to love how much TRUMP supporters pretend to be so educated, when really they are no where near. Ignorance blinds them.

    Reply
  66. True Cerium Posted on January 28, 2017 at 1:45 am

    So it's not Lying Ted any more but Lying Spike

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  67. True Cerium Posted on January 28, 2017 at 1:51 am

    But water boarding is not torture but enhanced interrogation (Kappa) 😟

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  68. Partially Baked Donut Posted on January 28, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Trump supporters didn't thumb this down because "Trump" isn't in the title.

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  69. denveroutlaws06 Posted on January 28, 2017 at 2:26 am

    i hope they torture Trump before they hang him for war crimes.

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  70. West Winds Posted on January 28, 2017 at 2:46 am

    And another ramification of using enhanced torture procedures (and then announcing it to the whole world like a big blabber-mouth) is that then this invites these same tortures to be used on OUR military personnel. But, evidently, this hasn't occurred to the one at the top that this kind of rhetoric or possible follow-through is placing our own troops in harm's way unnecessarily.

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  71. Tim Titus Posted on January 28, 2017 at 2:52 am

    McCain won't bow. He is a real American hero. Despite being liberal I and many more have great respect for him.

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  72. Piriathy Posted on January 28, 2017 at 3:27 am

    I just googled trump and torture. Fucking CNN headline says "Donald Trump says torture works but does it…" NO. IT DOESN'T. Don't phrase it like a question, we already know torture doesn't work.

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  73. Michele Grigsby Posted on January 28, 2017 at 3:34 am

    Please can we move on already!

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  74. Blighted Ashes Posted on January 28, 2017 at 4:24 am

    it isnt even that they have to follow thearmy filed manual ANY and ALL AMERICANS are subject to the law and could even get the DEATH PENALTY for doing such a thing Trump could get up to 20yrs for CONSPIRING to do it!

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  75. Bruce Nelson Posted on January 28, 2017 at 4:29 am

    All these things that you are sharing need to become more public news as you only have 50,000 viewers.

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  76. Kurt Sarachick Posted on January 28, 2017 at 5:43 am

    irresponsible journalism!! Trump never gave that order, nor did he say he was in favor of torture. He said a general told him it was effective. He said it will be ok with him if the people in charge choose to Not do it. Get your politics out of your job. You are campaigning not reporting.

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  77. Tyler Robles Posted on January 28, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Does anyone else feel like this is the beginning of the end times?

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  78. Jory Ferrell Posted on January 28, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Orrrrr they claimed to be. ::sigh::

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  79. cgcmaster Posted on January 28, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Drafting women legal. This general comitted mass homicide of the Iraqis for black water.

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  80. Helen Schneider Posted on January 28, 2017 at 11:02 am

    What does Reek Romney mean? Is it also a Game of Thrones reference?

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  81. LordSpyder Channel Posted on January 28, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Smh if that were to happen the military would be considered as militia

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  82. gradostax Posted on January 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    If you Torture Trumps toes, see how fast he would change his mind about it

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  83. JamesGU4 Posted on January 28, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Torture is an acknowledged war crime, so anyone who supports or commits torture is guilty of an offence under the United Nations Convention against Torture.  Before voting to support Mr Trump's Executive Order, all members of Congress should be reminded by their constituents that by endorsing and allowing the use of torture they are complicit in the committing of an international war crime so at risk of arrest and trial.

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  84. Lord Trump Posted on January 28, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Torture/Waterboarding is the only thing I do not agree with Trump.

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  85. DmgOvrTym Posted on January 28, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I don't care for trump but I do agree to torture of national enemies and terrorist.

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  86. A Girl Has No Name Posted on January 28, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    There is a difference between winning an election, and being a President. Trump has just come across something that has never happened to him before. Hard Work!

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  87. Patsy Sadowski Posted on January 28, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    A great strategy to get your people confirmed is to try to reinstate torture, so that even Sessions looks reasonable at his confirmation.

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  88. mitos meios Posted on January 28, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    It seems, its going to be four loong looong years… 🙂 See who'll lasts longer, the duracell bunny Mr Trump or you people ( By reacting to Mr POTUS' shenanigans everyday, you people risks mental and physical fatigue or burn out)

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  89. budderfly1965 Posted on January 28, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Trump already said he was deferring to Mattis. So try again, Mattis is not for torture. If you want to hear it with your own ears go watch the joint presser he gave with Theresa May.

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  90. nadine isat Posted on January 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    ANA fake reports are FAKE REPORTS! NOT FROM WHITEHOUSE MEANS NOT FROM WHITE HOUSE! THERE been a few fake breifings floating around.

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  91. Nathan Long Posted on January 28, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Then came the great American 100 (4 year) year civil war !

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  92. npcwill Posted on January 29, 2017 at 1:27 am

    This is Trump trolling the left.If he has the media talking about waterboarding for a few days.Two days later it is still 30% of coverage.Anna you had made an argument up till you said Trump is crazy and does not care about the law.You let anger distort you judgement.You have done exactly what Trump intended your sidetracked while he does much larger things elsewhere.He has very bright people advising him what to do.He has Mattis a student of military strategy and a man who advocates aggressive risky hard blow combat.Mattis is on record saying the war in Iraq was a bad idea poorly planned and propagandized to the point his mission was impossible.I advice to liberals is abandon the corporate democrats help the alt right remove the neocons.Then in time we can change things long term.Trump is just the person we need to risk restoring the will of the people.

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  93. Der Cannabist - Info, Aufklärung, Safer Use Posted on January 29, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    many Americans, especially so-called "conservatives" (they aren't really conservativs) WANT torture, they WANT to kill innocent family members of known terrorists…
    this is FASCISM and by those means, the US is becoming just as bad as terrorists and extremists, they hate so much!
    the worst part being, by committing such terror acts, the US becomes the terrorist and through this, they CREATE even more new terrorists!

    seriously, if "true patriots" don't watch out, the US becomes "NAZILAND 2.0"!
    you are almost there…

    I hope, there are some true patriots left among high-ranking military personel – so if everything goes to shit, they can take out Trump and his corrupt posse, make them face justice and restore DEMOCRACY in America and those "American values" your forefathers have bled for!

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  94. christopher tracy Posted on January 29, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    I'm sorry sir, but that is an illegal order and I will not follow it.
    is that just an Air Force thing?

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  95. Alyssa Posted on January 29, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Cenk… those voices 😩 please stop

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  96. John H Posted on January 29, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    In the interview, Trump claimed that he had talked to senior people in his administration and they all agreed with him that torture worked. Regarding lying, the guy just can't help himself.

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  97. Mikerphone Posted on January 30, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    he doesn't care about doing his hw. he is going to run the country through propaganda. that's why meetings with Joe are so important to him. it doesn't matter how much he fucks up as long as he spins the story.

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  98. Jim Thompson Posted on January 31, 2017 at 2:09 am

    TYT is designed to undermine our nations democracy and to create a
    culture to bring Islam to the US. They are named after the 1913
    movement of GENOCIDE in turkey where over 1.5 million armenians were
    killed, massacred, and systemically destroyed by the Muslim government
    movement. This inspired the genocide in WW2 and is still being purpoted
    by TYT where they will LIE to fulfill their agenda of furthering islam.
    Quran 3:28 They are funded by Quatar, who funds ISIS and HIllary Clinton.
    EVIL The Young Turks still promoting EVIL!!!!!! CULT of "peace" called
    ISLAM! When will it STOP!!!! Chump tried to cover up for the Armenian
    Genocide! When will the world wake up and realize how VILE AND EVIL
    This network and its defense of this nut bag CULT Movement needs to
    stop!
    TYT = ISLAMIC PROPOGANDA! funded by Quatar with 90% SLAVERY RATES! TYT
    IS trash should be removed from the air promotes ISLAM. This religion
    Create PEDOPHILES! BECAUSE MUHAMMED MARRIED A 9 YEAR OLD!

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  99. truth be getting told Posted on February 2, 2017 at 10:34 am

    aside from torture being wrong it is one of the many recruitment tactics for extremists within the middle east as it mainly applies to them. It may seem like a deterrent but in reality it just pisses them off and makes them suicidal even more.

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  100. John T Posted on February 4, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Obviously torture is wrong.
    If the 911 attacks were an inside intelligence job as most realistic people believe, then it would make sense to round up suspects to frame the crime on, charge them as enemy combatants and place them in Guantanamo or a black site prison. Americans watched 24 for the brain washing.
    Torture could be used to convince the prisoners to keep quiet about their plight and it would be an effective way of creating the terrorists needed to sell the myth of Islamic terrorism worldwide.
    Not to mention the sadists in the military enjoy torturing people
    This creates a snowball effect radicalizing those who have been invaded in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, etc. who are desperate enough to fight back or become lowly refugees. It certainly creates hate and distrust for the US if nothing else.
    All the while the strategy of tension within the war-torn countries divides the citizens into factions albeit political,religious or tribal. In order to conquer the US must divide by any means possible. Say for example a black op group like Black Water or Triple Canopy were to disguise themselves as Muslims and then kidnap a teenage Muslim boy or an old Muslim lady.
    The mercenaries could drug the victim, strap explosives to them and later send them into a busy market or place of worship and detonate the explosives. Think it couldn't happen? Think again.
    We live in an Orwellian nightmare of fake news, the rebirth of Fascistic Nationalism worldwide, police state at home with an authoritarian TV star president. Anything is possible. Believe me, believe me.

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