Even DOJ Lawyer Who Approved Waterboarding Says Trump Doesn't Get It
John Yoo drafted the legal memos that sanctioned enhanced interrogation methods. He talked to Newsy about Donald Trump's waterboarding stance.By Cliff Judy | March 22, 2016
"For us, waterboarding was the hardest question," John Yoo says.
John Yoo is the former Justice Department attorney most famous — or infamous — for drafting the "torture memos" shortly after the 9/11 attacks. His opinion on so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" was and still is highly controversial.
"Our view was it was basically right at the line of what was legal or illegal but that you could not go beyond it," Yoo says.