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  1. #1 Tonight’s Poll Do you believe Speaker Pelosi is telling the truth... 
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    Tonight’s Poll...5/14/009 2055 EST

    Do you believe Speaker Pelosi is telling the truth about what she knew about waterboarding and when?

    Yes 7% 251
    No 93% 3412
    Total Votes: 3663

    This is not a scientific poll

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    [Steny] Hoyer Declines to Back Up Pelosi's Claim That CIA Misled Congress

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer does not vouch for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation against the CIA. Speaker Nancy Pelosi's deputy in the House declined to back her up on her stunning claim Thursday that the CIA misled Congress about its use of enhanced interrogation techniques.

    Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House majority leader, panned the recent criticism of Pelosi as a "distraction" during a verbal tangle with Republican Whip Eric Cantor on the House floor. But when asked directly whether he shares Pelosi's belief that the CIA misled Congress, he backed off.

    "I have no idea of that. I don't have a belief of that nature because I have no basis on which to base such a belief," Hoyer said. "And I certainly hope that's not the case. And I don't draw that conclusion."

    Hoyer was challenged on the issue after Pelosi, facing questions over how much she knew early on about the Bush administration's interrogation policies, told reporters Thursday afternoon that the CIA misled Congress. She adamantly insisted that she was not aware that waterboarding or other enhanced interrogation techniques were being used on terrorism suspects.

    "Every step of the way the administration was misleading the Congress, and that is the issue and that's why we need a truth commission," she said, referring to her call for a congressional investigation into such Bush-era policies.

    But Republicans stirred skepticism over her accusation against the CIA.

    Hoyer, who won the role of majority leader despite lacking Pelosi's support, is in an awkward spot with the latest controversy swirling around the House speaker.

    Hoyer said the issue is "not irrelevant" but is still a distraction.

    "I think there is far too much discussion about what was said as opposed to what was done," he said Thursday.

    The Maryland Democrat generally has tried to quiet the controversy while at the same time declining to attempt to shut it down.

    He acknowledged earlier this week that the issue should be resolved.

    On the topic of Democratic-led hearings, he said that the latest controversy over "what was said and when it was said, who said it ... is probably what ought to be on the record as well."


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    The botox queen has gotten her ass in a crack. Being caught in a lie might cost her chair postion. I bet Hoyer is eating this up who is waiting in the wing. Let the Democrats do all the back stabbing to Madam Speaker. The CIA is going to leak info. to the conservative media. that she is lying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    The botox queen has gotten her ass in a crack. Being caught in a lie might cost her chair postion. I bet Hoyer is eating this up who is waiting in the wing. Let the Democrats do all the back stabbing to Madam Speaker. The CIA is going to leak info. to the conservative media. that she is lying.
    That comment was made on O'Reilly tonight. He smiled and said he was contacted two hours before. She's toast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    That comment was made on O'Reilly tonight. He smiled and said he was contacted two hours before. She's toast.
    It's been made all day long by just about every one on Fox.

    Looks like the poll is improving for her.

    Do you believe Speaker Pelosi is telling the truth about what she knew about waterboarding and when?
    Yes6%285 No94%4268 Total Votes: 4553
    This is not a scientific poll
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    This is not a scientific poll
    Lol.

    This isn't about whats good for the country any more, it's about who we can blame and how.
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    The wicked witch of the west is melting.
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    EDITORIAL: Pelosi smears the CIA
    What did she know, and when did she know it?



    Speaker Nancy Pelosi drew a line in the sand at her news conference yesterday. In her bluntest language yet, she said she was never briefed about detainee waterboarding and accused the CIA of misleading Congress. Time will tell who is misleading whom.

    Mrs. Pelosi's carefully worded prepared statement admitted that in September 2002 the CIA briefed her on "some enhanced interrogation techniques," known in some quarters as torture. She did not specify whether the briefers said the techniques were being used but noted that only waterboarding was singled out as not being used.

    This new take is interesting. On the Feb. 25 "Rachel Maddow Show," Mrs. Pelosi stated, "I can say, flat out, they never told us that these enhancement interrogations were being used ... . They did not brief us with these enhanced interrogations that were taking place. They did not brief us." Although this seems to contradict her current version of events, there is enough ambiguity in yesterday's statement to leave the question open. Perhaps that was the speaker's intention.

    The confusion, she says, is the CIA's fault. "The CIA was misleading the Congress," she declared. However, one member of the intelligence community told The Washington Times that Mrs. Pelosi was "playing with fire." The CIA will have saved documents that prove the case either way. "They know better after Iraq," our source said. "They're smarter than that now. All that stuff is saved. Nobody's stupid."

    Mrs. Pelosi's shifting story line is disturbing. She has accused the CIA of misleading Congress, but her full public record of statements on this issue seems misleading at best. She states that she "takes very seriously" her oath not to release classified information, but as we editorialized April 28, the cloak of government secrecy exists to protect agents who defend the United States, not to shield members of Congress from public inquiries about their records.

    We reiterate the need for a comprehensive accounting and release of documents related to all classified briefings, private information sessions, facility tours and other relevant actions that took place with respect to detainees from Sept. 11, 2001, forward. The public should be allowed to see any relevant notes, e-mails or other documentation generated by any members of Congress or their staffs related to these briefings. This process, if fairly executed, may separate truth from fiction, clarify foggy memories and expose those motivated more by political expediency than deeply held ideals.

    In April 2007, Mrs. Pelosi criticized then-Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales for reportedly false statements he had made regarding the firing of eight U.S. attorneys in 2006.

    She said, "The nation cannot have a chief law enforcement officer whose candor and judgment are in serious question." Mr. Gonzales later resigned. The speaker should be held to her own standards.

    The nation cannot have a speaker of the House whose candor and judgment are in serious question. Mrs. Pelosi should safeguard her authority and the integrity of the House by coming clean about what she knew or when she knew it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Japandroid View Post
    Lol.

    This isn't about whats good for the country any more, it's about who we can blame and how.
    What is good for the country is that we have honest politicans that tell the truth. Witness testify under oath to the Congress and swear to tell the truth. What makes any politican think they are above the law. She has changed her story 4 or 5 times. I think she is lying. If so, she needs to step down; Hoyer will do a better job than this fruitcake from CA.
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