Nancy Pelosi who was at first the ranking member on the Intelligence Committee, and then Speaker of the House was one of the members of Congress who was completely briefed on the Enhanced Interrogation Techniques that were being used on a few high value terrorists, one of whom had boasted of future attacks on the United States.
She said nothing about having any reservations, never wrote a letter protesting the techniques either to the CIA or to the President. In fact, she in no way indicated her displeasure at the time. Now, she denies she ever was told that these techniques were used. Republicans present at the briefings have called her on her lies. Members of the CIA who kept logs of the briefings given to comply with Congressional Oversight, can point to the exact days when she was given this information.
She is tying herself in knots trying to explain to her leftist base, that although she sat in these briefings, she actually didn’t hear anything. She had obviously zoned out to that place Obama went when he sat for 20 years in the church listening to anti-American and racist sermons, and yet never heard any of them.
The revelations completely contradict Pelosi’s repeated assertions that she knew nothing about “harsh interrogation” measures being carried out on enemy combatants.
The 10-page report, submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee and other Capitol Hill officials Wednesday, refutes in considerable detail Pelosi’s statement last month that she was never told about the use of waterboarding or other special interrogation tactics.
According to the report, Pelosi was told of the techniques used against Zubaydah during a Sept. 4, 2002, meeting with intelligence officials, then-House intelligence committee chairman Porter Goss, and two aides. At the time, Pelosi was the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
Eventually the lies will catch up with her.