Custom Search

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Fox News: Pelosi Briefed on CIA Interrogation Techniques in 2002

YouTube URL for video below, found here.

Nancy Pelosi's lies are smacking her square int he jaw now. She denied ever having been told that certain interrogation tactics, such as waterboarding were actually being used, although she admits she was told they were allowed to be used.

She is being called out by her own party, in fact one of her own aides, the GOP with Pete Hoekstra wanting a full investigation as to who knew what and when and recently released documents show that Pelosi was, indeed, briefed and told in 2002.

“Clearly her left wing is outraged that waterboarding was used,” Hoekstra said. “The bottom line is she and her key staff, they all knew about it.”

Now that these documents have been released, Hoekstra is calling for additional CIA documents to be made public including some that he has read that provide a more complete account of what was discussed in lawmaker briefings.

He is also considering calling for congressional hearings on what members knew and when they knew it.

“I wouldn't have a problem with the intelligence committee or the Judiciary Committee having hearings on this,” he said. “If [House Judiciary Chairman] John Conyers [D-Mich.] wants to have hearings, they shouldn't call in the Department of Justice attorneys as their first witnesses. The first people that should be called in and held accountable ought to be Congress.”

Hoekstra also indicated he is considering sending Conyers a letter requesting such hearings.

“He now has a list of who should be the first witnesses,” Hoekstra said.

That list is varied and the New York Times provides more names of Democrats to go on that list.

The chart shows that in addition to Ms. Pelosi, Democrats briefed on the methods included former Senator Bob Graham of Florida in 2002 and Senator John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia and Representative Jane Harman of California in 2003.

Her denials at this point are simply pathetic.