The Washington Post has published a document which it says is a draft executive order, apparently drafted by the Trump administration, calling for a policy review that could authorise the CIA to reopen “black site” prisons overseas.

According to the Post, the document "would revoke former president Barack Obama’s decision to end the CIA program and require national security officials to evaluate whether the agency should resume interrogating terrorism suspects".

"The unsigned draft represents the clearest signal from President Trump that he intends to at least explore ways to fulfill campaign threats to return the CIA to a role that supporters claim produced critical intelligence on al-Qaeda, but ended in a swirl of criminal investigations, strained relationships with allies, and laws banning the use of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation tactics," the Post reports.

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Read the Post's report here.