May 19, 2009

CIA To Pelosi: Why Don't You Stop While You Still Have A Chance To Save What Dignity You Have Left?

Well, it looks as though another batch of news is coming out regarding Granny McBotox and her dealings with the CIA.

The Central Intelligence Agency gave House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., advanced warning before CIA Chief Leon Panetta sent a memo to employees at the spy agency that countered Pelosi's claim that the agency lied to Congress about waterboarding.

A CIA official, but not Panetta, made the call to Pelosi.

"His office gave a heads up," a Democratic aide said Monday.

The aide said Pelosi protested Panetta's memo on the call to no avail.

Republicans continued leveling criticism at Pelosi Monday, four days after Pelosi accused the CIA of lying about waterboarding.

House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Pelosi needs to apologize to employees at the agency.

But Democrats pointed to a Monday afternoon press conference with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in which a reporter asked if Obama has confidence in Pelosi's roll {sic}as speaker.

"He does," Gibbs responded, but refused to comment further about Pelosi's accusations or Panetta's response.

But one top Republican aide said it would be unusual for Panetta to act without the White House "being aware of it first," particularly because the memo referred to the speaker.

Panetta told employees in Friday's memo that the CIA had "truthfully" briefed Congress in 2002 and that it is "up to Congress to evaluate all the evidence and reach its own conclusions about what happened.

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