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Did you know that republicans said the CIA lied?

They are politically motivated by seeming SHOCKED that anyone would question the integrity of the CIA and if they lied to congress (all to blame tprture on Nancy Pelosi)..However there is a current investigation because of a complain filed by a republican and democrat with backing from both sides...

Despite the Justice Department's objections, a Congressional panel will press ahead with its investigation into destroyed CIA interrogation tapes, according to a key Republican on the panel.

"I think we will issue subpoenas," said Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), the House Intelligence Committee's ranking Republican, on Fox News Sunday (video below). "And once these witness appear in front of the committee, then I think we'll have to make the decision as to whether we're going to provide them with immunity or not. But our investigation should move forward."

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:47 PM on May. 18, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • As RAW STORY reported earlier, the Justice Department has refused outright to hand over any information about interrogation tapes destroyed by the CIA two years ago.

    "The CIA did not tell us about the existence of these tapes," Hoekstra argued. "They did not tell us that they were going to be destroyed. ... [T]here's a Constitutional responsibility for them to keep Congress informed and they have not and we need to hold them accountable."

    Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), a top Democrat on the panel, says, "I am worried. It smells like the cover-up of the cover-up. ... Congress does absolutely need to exercise its Constitutional responsibility. We're an independent branch of government and we can do this very well."

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:51 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • HOEKSTRA: Because I think it's important for Congress to hold this community accountable. This community did not tell -- the CIA did not tell us about the existence of these tapes. They did not tell us that they were going to be destroyed. They need -- there's a Constitutional responsibility for them to keep Congress informed and they have not and we need to hold them accountable. The parts of this investigation that are being handled by justice, that's a different issue, but we need to hold them accountable because they did not respond and they did not perform the way we expected them to.
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:52 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • Here's the link..be sure to scroll down and see what harsh words they have for the CIA and how they willfully LIED , MISLED and DESTROYED EVIDENCE...
    http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Harman_sees_Constitutional_crisis_over_CIA_1216.html
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:55 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • Oh, well. If a Republican said it, it must be true. How much you wanna bet, if they did lie, Darth Cheney wrote the script?


    eye rolling

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 8:55 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • No one is blaming Nancy Pelosi for torture but for LIEING about what she knew when. As for this, I still don't see where they accuse the CIA of lying with nothing to back up their claims. This is 2 completely separate issues. If there was a cover up due to a SPECIFIC issue then it should be investigated. Ms. Nancy is trying to say they lied to her but no one else and that she is pure as the driven snow.

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 8:56 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • hahaha I spelled lying wrong in caps but got it right later...Sorry...long day! :)
    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 8:57 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • No one is blaming Nancy Pelosi for torture but for LIEING about what she knew when. As for this, I still don't see where they accuse the CIA of lying with nothing to back up their claims. This is 2 completely separate issues. If there was be investigated. Ms. Nancy issay they lied to her but no one else and that she is pure as the driven snow.


    I don't know if she is lying or not. SHE is the one asking to testify UNDER OATH and asking for the notes to be released..NOT THE CIA. ALSO, John Boehner gets on tv and says she should be ashamed of accusing the CIA of LYING to congress, implies that is is un-patriotic to do so ...and yet he was one of the repubs that ACCUSED the CIA od lying and destroying evidence and acting unconstitutional..This is all politically motivated, and the ladies of CM are buying the whole

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:04 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • Stop reading thew leftwing blogs. They are liars. We are seeing it happen evryday.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • I meant everyday. lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • Wasn't this article from 2007? and it wasn't it about the existence UNKNOWN [to Congress]  tapes that demonstrated KNOWN interrogation instances? What is your point about what is going on in 2009?

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:10 PM on May. 18, 2009

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