Washington Examiner -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reiterated that she never received a briefing on waterboarding, contrary to the former CIA counterterrorism head who says he personally briefed her on the interrogation techniques.
"This is once again totally false," Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill told The Washington Examiner. "The independent CIA Inspector General conducted a review and the findings are consistent with what Leader Pelosi has maintained all along."
In 2009, Pelosi denied knowing that the CIA waterboarded high-value terrorist detainees. "We were not -- I repeat -- were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used," she told reporters.
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., contradicted Pelosi that same day. "It was not necessary to release details of the enhanced interrogation techniques, because members of Congress from both parties have been fully aware of them since the program began in 2002," the then-ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence wrote in The Wall Street Journal. "After many long and contentious debates, Congress repeatedly approved and funded this program on a bipartisan basis in both Republican and Democratic Congresses."
Jose Rodriguez, who ran CIA's counterterrorism operations under President Bush, writes in a new book Hard Measures that Pelosi was told of a technique that was not being used, but adds that it was not waterboarding. Rodriguez claims he told Pelosi about the waterboarding and she did not object. Per Marc Thiessen: Rodriguez writes that neither Pelosi nor anyone else in the briefing objected to the techniques being used.
Blog author's comments - I do believe they are going to have to break out the water board if they want to get the truth out of Nancy "Stretch" Pelosi. She is lost in a world of her own creation.
Let the facts (log sheet) of who was in attendance at the meeting be shown. This woman has proven by her actions over the last decade she has no integrity. Her credibility only exists in the far left of the Democratic Party and of course in the propagandized main stream media.
Sorry Nancy but I have to take the word of Mr. Jose Rodriguez over anything you have to say.