(POLITICO) — The U.S. Government seeks to accord “due process” to terror suspects targeted for drone strikes, President Barack Obama said in a recent interview.

“It’s very important for the president and the entire culture of our national security team to continually ask tough questions about, are we doing the right thing, are we abiding by rule of law, are we abiding by due process,” Obama said in an interview with CNN first aired on Monday. “And then set up structures and institutional checks, so that, you know, you avoid any kind of slippery slope into a place where we’re not being true to who we are.”

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