Breaking: PELOSI FOLDS… Admits She Lied (And Lies Again?)
Speaker Pelosi Admits She Lied
On April 23, 2009, the Far Left Speaker denied she had been told that waterboarding or other illegal interrogation methods were being used on terrorist detainees:
Poor Speaker Pelosi.
She lied to the American public a week ago.
She did not plan on the CIA leaking a memo showing that she knew about waterboarding all along.
Isn’t it about time for some frogmarching?
FOX News reported:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Friday that she was briefed only once about the “enhanced” interrogation techniques being used on terrorism suspects and that she was assured by lawyers with the CIA and the Department of Justice that the methods were legal.
Pelosi issued a statement after CIA records released this week showed that Pelosi was briefed in September 2002 on the interrogation methods. The briefings memo appeared to contradict the speaker’s claims that she was never told that waterboarding or other enhanced interrogation methods were being used.
“We were not — I repeat — were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used,” Pelosi said on April 23.
The emphasis seems to be on “were used,” even though she conceded in a statement released Friday that she was told they would be used.
“As I said in my statement of December 9, 2007: ‘I was briefed on interrogation techniques the (Bush) administration was considering using in the future. The administration advised that legal counsel for both the CIA and the Department of Justice had concluded that the techniques were legal,'” she said.
But even that statement is at odds with the official record of the briefings recorded in the CIA memo dated to Sept. 4, 2002. That memo says Pelosi received a “briefing on EITs (enhanced interrogation techniques), including use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah, background on authorities and a description of particular EITs that had been employed.”
Unreal. She’s still lying.
Now she’s saying that she knew EIT’s were going to be used but not that they had been used.
Pelosi was told the EIT’s had already been used during her 2002 briefing.
Let the “truth” hearings begin!
GOP Rep. Pete Hoekstra’s got the goods.
Glenn Reynolds has more.