James Mitchell said in an exclusive interview with VICE News.
The other detainees who Mitchell subjected to the simulated drowning method — one of 10 enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) approved by the Justice Department in 2002 — at top-secret black site prisons included both al Qaeda facilitator Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was accused of planning the bombings of two American embassies and the USS “The whole point of the waterboard was to induce fear and panic,” Mitchell said.
See more of our top stories on Facebook »On Sunday morning, Mateen told a 911 dispatcher that he was attacking Pulse on behalf of the leader of Islamic State, FBI Director James B. Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Fla., was killed by a SWAT team and was among the 50 found dead at the site. But Mateen, who was born in New York, had also expressed solidarity with the 2013 Boston bombers and an American suicide bomber who belonged to an Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria opposed to Islamic State, Comey said.
You have to start the session with the waterboarding, but the questioning happens the next time you come in the room.We hope that our fellow Americans will not let fear become disabling,” Comey said.He added that fear “is what these savages want.”FBI agents scrambled Monday to recover data from Mateen’s electronic media — cellphones, computers and other devices — hoping to find clues to what sparked the massacre at the nightclub, according to current and former FBI officials.In another letter al-Afghani refers to presidential candidate Donald Trump as an "idiot", and refers to Mr Trump's comments that senator John Mc Cain was not a war hero despite having been a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Hung from the ceiling until I was dead.” He has never been charged with a crime, and is one of 116 prisoners remaining at the detention facility in Cuba.