Cheney on Enhanced Interrogation: "I Would Not Discontinue Those Programs"


FOX BUSINESS: Former Vice President Dick Cheney on the confirmation hearing for CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel and why he supports enhanced interrogation.

Cheney said he would not discontinue "enhanced interrogation" and that he is "pleased" by President Trump's handling of North Korea.

"If it were my call I would not discontinue those programs," Cheney told FBN's Maria Bartiromo. "I'd have them active and ready to go. And I'd go back and study them and learn. The agency is in a difficult position, the congress has acted, they have changed the law and the agency has to act by that statute. but there are a lot of Monday morning quarterbacks in the terrorism business."

"Well if you told me this was going to happen, I would have been surprised," Cheney said of North Korea. "I would not have expected that it could have happened. So I'm pleased that it has and I think it offers the possibility of significant progress, I think we have to be very careful and I think the President is being very careful to operate in a way that we don't get hung out to dry. If they don't meet our standards I would walk."

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