>> These pictures show the barbed wire surrounding a military site in Poland, where the Central Intelligence Agency is alleged to have once operated a secret prison. These so called CIA Black sites were said to be used to detain, interrogate, and torture terror suspects on foreign soil, far from the US Bill of Rights.
And they could soon be up and running again. Two US officials telling Reuters, President Donald Trump could sign an executive order in the next few days demanding a review of US intelligence needs, and whether the CIA should be back in the interrogation business. Reuters National Security Correspondent Jonathan Landay.
>> I think that if there is an effort to try and reinstate what was known as the EIT Program, the Enhanced Interrogation Program, it will be met with fierce opposition from much of the intelligence community for several reasons. Most important, many intelligence officers and military officers do not believe that torture works.
They believe that someone who's subjected to things like waterboarding or other enhanced, so called enhanced interrogation techniques, will say anything they are asked, anything they can, to get the pain to stop. And if that means making admissions that are infact, not true, they will do that.>> A draft of the executive order, obtained by the Washington Post, is titled Detention and Interrogation of Enemy Combatants.
Pressed by reporters Wednesday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer denying any knowledge of the document.>> I have no idea where it came from, but it is not a White House document.>> Is he considering bringing back black sites and waterboarding?>> I'm not gonna start answering hypothetical about documents that are floating around.
That's a ridic, you're basically, okay, Kristen, we're gonna end this right now.>> The CIA launched it's covert interrogation program after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks under President George W Bush.>> You bet, we're gonna detain them, and you bet, we're gonna question them.>> Former inmates alleged they were beaten, subjected to waterboarding and other forms of torture in prisons overseas, where they were denied contact with the outside world.
President Barack Obama shut down the program in 2009. Donald Trump has repeatedly said he wants to bring back waterboarding and other forms of torture.>> Torture works, okay folks, you know I have these guys, torture doesn't work. Believe me it works, okay, but they ask me the question, what do you think of waterboarding.
Absolutely fine, but we should go much stronger than waterboarding.>> The draft also calls for keeping open the military detention center at the Guantanamo Bay at the naval base, which Obama tried unsuccessfully to close throughout his eight years in office.