One of Donald Trump’s campaign promises was that he would fill Guantanamo Bay with “bad dudes”. He made it clear that he would undo Barack Obama’s plan to close it down.
Since being sworn in, President Trump hasn’t really talked about Gitmo. It appears though, that his plan to keep it open has been simmering on the back burner.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Assitant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and the Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats recently paid a visit to the detention center.
According to reports, the purpose of their visit was to get up-to-date with what has been going on there and to re-familirize themselves with the facility.
“Recent attacks in Europe and elsewhere confirm that the threat to our nation is immediate and real, and it remains essential that we use every lawful tool available to prevent as many attacks as possible,” Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said, according to an article in the Daily Mail.
The Hill noted that Gitmo was still operating under Obama’s executive order to shut the facility down. It isn’t clear if this visit was the first step in the Trump Administration’s plan to get Gitmo back to full capacity, or if this was simply a routine visit by the attorney general.
Conservative Tribune reports:
On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump vowed that he would fill up Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with “bad dudes,” and undo former President Barack Obama’s efforts to close down the camp.
Since being sworn into office, Trump hasn’t given any public indications about what he plans to do. However, in a recent development, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats visited Gitmo, the U.K. Daily Mail reported.