"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (Calif.) assertion at a press conference this morning that the Bush administration and the Central Intelligence Agency misled her and the Congress regarding the treatment of suspected terrorists adds further fuel to the fire on an issue that has been on a low boil for weeks.
Asked whether she was accusing the CIA of lying to her during a 2002 briefing on the use of so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques," Pelosi said: "Yes, misleading the Congress of the United States, misleading the Congress of the United States. I am."
House Leader John Boehner responded to Pelosi’s testimony:
“I think the problem is that the Speaker has had way too many stories on this issue. And as I said earlier, I think she’s posed more questions than she has provided answers. And at the end of the day, I know what these briefings are. I was not a member of the leadership at a time when these briefings occurred, so I can't relate the extent of these briefings. But other members in our conference were in these briefings. And when you look at the number of briefings that the speaker was in, and other Democrat members of the House and Senate, it’s – it’s pretty clear that they were well aware of what these enhanced interrogation techniques were. They were well aware that they had been used. And it seems to me that they want to have it both ways. You can't have it both ways.”