House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) is not taking Speaker Pelosi’s b.s. sitting down. He’s asking the Obama administration to release CIA notes taken during the 2002 Congressional briefing session that Pelosi is having difficulty remembering properly.
Boehner is backing efforts by Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), the ranking member on the House intelligence committee, to release agency’s records of meetings with Congressional members from both parties.
The GOP is hoping to spotlight the fact that Pelosi and other Democrats raised few objections when told about details of the Bush administration “enhanced interrogations” of terror suspects.
“Congress and the American people deserve a full and complete set of facts about what information was yielded by CIA’s interrogation program, and they deserve to know which of their representatives in Congress were briefed about these techniques and the extent of those briefings,” says Boehner, backing Hoekstra’s letter to DNI Dennis Blair.
Pelosi’s excuse for going along with the interrogations is that she wasn’t told that they were actually going to be used. Republican House members Boehner and Hoekstra think that the airing of these memos might straighten out her confusion.
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