2002 statement by Pelosi casts further doubt on her claims

When did she know and when did she know it? Nacny Pelosi said at her press conference last week that the first she heard of waterboarding by the CIA was when a staffer informed her in February of 2003. The CIA says they told her much earlier - in the fall of 2002.William Jacobsen of Legal Insurrection did a little digging and came up with this curious CNN report from as far back as May, 2002 that seems to indicate Pelosi was in the know about the difficulty that Abu Zubaydah was giving our interrogators:CNN.com, May 22, 2002: Last Monday night, the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force--a round-the-clock operation at the New York field office of the FBI--got a call from FBI headquarters. Abu Zubaydah, the highest al-Qaeda official to be captured by the U.S., had told interrogators that he had heard other Osama bin Laden loyalists discussing attacks on the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and other U.S. landmarks. But, a federal law-enforcement official told TIME, Abu Zubaydah had...(Read Full Post)

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