5.14.2009

Pelosi Says CIA Misled Her On Waterboarding Use


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This is huge! Madam Speaker is accusing the CIA of lying in a briefing. Isn't that illegal? Boehner says that all of the Dems were aware of the torture. Either way, someone needs to be in prison.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the CIA and Bush administration of misleading her about waterboarding detainees

"To the contrary ... we were told explicitly that waterboarding was not being used," she told reporters, referring to a formal CIA briefing she received in the fall of 2002.

an official at the CIA neither disputed nor accepted the California Democrat's statements.

House Republican Leader John Boehner dismissed Pelosi's account.

"They were well aware that they had been used, and it seems to me that they want to have it both ways. You can't have it both ways."
CIA records show Pelosi attended only one briefing — the one in the fall of 2002 where she says she was told that waterboarding had not been used.

"They misrepresented every step of the way, and they don't want that focus on them, so they try to turn the attention on us," she said.

Pelosi accused the CIA of being misleading during that session by explicitly telling her that waterboarding was not used.
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