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    CIA Director Nominee Pompeo Would Not Order Use of Torture in Interrogations

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    Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director nominee Mike Pompeo said in a testimony before the US Senate on Thursday that if confirmed for the position he would not use torture in interrogations.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — When asked if he would comply with an order from President-elect Donald Trump to reinstate the use of torture in interrogations, Pompeo told the Senate Intelligence Committee, "Absolutely not."

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