Tags: pelosi | panetta | brifing

Pelosi: Panetta Never Briefed Me on CIA Misleading Congress

Friday, 10 Jul 2009 11:59 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she was not briefed by CIA Director Leon Panetta about the agency misleading U.S. lawmakers routinely.

"I have not had that briefing from Director Panetta," the California Democrat said during her weekly news conference.

Her comments came as seven House Democrats wrote a letter to Panetta saying he had testified the spy agency routinely provided misinformation to Congress since 2001, CNN reported.

In addition, the chairman of the House intelligence committee accused the CIA of lying to the panel in a classified matter, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, in a letter to House leadership, said CIA officials "affirmatively lied" to the committee when notifying it about a classified matter in June. In his letter Tuesday, Reyes wrote it was one of several recent instances in which the CIA did not fully inform the committee.

The letter to Panetta, dated June 26, was published on the Web site of Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif.

In May, Pelosi accused the CIA of misleading Congress in a classified briefing she received in 2002. The CIA said Pelosi was told about the harsh techniques, including waterboarding, at the briefing.

CIA spokesman George Little said Panetta "stands by his May 15 statement" when he said the CIA did not mislead Congress during the briefing cited by Pelosi.

Pelosi told reporters Thursday she has seen the letters and "obviously they have concern" but didn't have any more information.

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted Via Newscom.

-

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Bill Clinton: Netanyahu 'Not The Guy' To Strike Peace Deal

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 15:38 PM

Former President Bill Clinton has taken the unusual step of criticizing the Israeli government's handling of peace negot . . .

Nate Silver: Odds of GOP Senate Takeover Significantly Down

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 15:05 PM

The Republican Party's chances of taking control of the Senate have decreased significantly as the fortunes of Democrats . . .

Qatar Cuts Funds to Hamas After Saudis Threaten War

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 15:02 PM

Saudi Arabia finally lost patience with its tiny neighbor, Qatar, and demanded that the rogue emirate stop promoting and . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved