Transcript for Sen. Collins asks CIA nominee if she'd follow Trump order to waterboard detainees
And say candidate. President Tran repeatedly. Expressed his support for water boarding. In fact he's had which go beyond wider board. So if the CIA. Has a high value. Terrorism suspect. In its cats city. And the president gave you a direct order. Ten of water poured. That suspect what what you do. Senator. I would advise I do not believe the president would ask me to do that. But. We have on today in the US government. Other US government entities that conduct interrogations. DOD uses the army field manual. And they conduct battlefield interrogations and CIA has incredible expertise it can bring to the table in support of those interrogations. The FBI has its authorities to conduct interrogations. And as you now we have the high value interrogation group. So you know I I would be advised anyone who asked me about it. That CIA is not the right place to conduct interrogations we don't have interrogators. And we don't have interrogation expertise. So I believe that that would be mine. The reason I have been nominated is that people have some respect for my views on these issues my experiences. During those days after nine elevenths. Inform my views. I'm extremely knowledgeable and I'm also extremely knowledgeable about the price CIA. Working level men and women out in the trenches paid for decisions made after 9/11. So T briefing that Sowers. Is very different from interrogating. A detainee. Should that CI AEA. Even PM the business of interrogating detainees. We don't we're not in the business of interrogating and is what you're saying well we're not in the business of interrogating detainees as you said there's a big difference between interrogation and simple question and answer. Mom having access direct access to a terrorist is extremely valuable for intelligence collection and we do that. But CIA does not today conduct interrogations we never did historically. And were not get them back in that business.
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