'Show Us How It's Done': Ex-CIA Interrogator Blasts Whoopi Goldberg for Daring Trump to 'Try' Waterboarding
A former CIA interrogator blasted "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg Saturday for suggesting President Trump "try" waterboarding during her criticism of interrogation techniques.
Goldberg and her co-hosts were discussing CIA director nominee Gina Haspel's Senate confirmation hearing as well as if torture does, in fact, work during interrogation.
"I would like [President Trump] to try [waterboarding] ... you have never been tortured and neither has [former Vice President] Dick Cheney," she said.
Cheney told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo Thursday that he supports restarting the enhanced interrogation program.
Dr. James Mitchell helped develop the CIA's enhanced interrogation program and interrogated 9/11 architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
"Maybe [Goldberg] could show us how it's done," he said on "Fox & Friends."
Mitchell said that Goldberg is "value signaling" and "preening" in front of an audience to show moral superiority.
Mitchell told Pete Hegseth that an assistant U.S. attorney general even demanded to be waterboarded to determine its effectiveness and legality.
"He got up off the water board and decided that not only was it legal, not only was it not torture, but it didn't violate our treaties with other countries," he said.
Mitchell added that "fussing" about waterboarding is currently an "irrelevant waste of time," as Congress voted to ban enhanced interrogation techniques like waterboarding in 2015.
Watch more of Mitchell's interview above.