On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace interviewed the former director of the National Clandestine Service of the CIA, Jose Rodriguez, who oversaw the agency’s interrogation program. Rodriguez said that Rep. Nancy Pelosi “knew every one of our enhanced interrogations” and was briefed on specific methods like waterboarding, sleep deprivation, pushing, and slapping just after Congress’ summer break.
“We briefed her specifically on the use of the enhanced interrogation techniques on Abu Zubayda. So she knew, back in September of 2002, every one of our enhanced interrogation techniques.”
The former CIA Director told the Fox News host:
“These people were fully aware of all of the techniques that were given to us and approved by the Office of Legal Counsel at Justice.”
Rodriguez added that Nancy Pelosi “never objected to the techniques at all.”
He said that California congresswoman Jane Harman (D) was the only person who ever objected to the CIA’s practices when she cautioned the director in 2003 that “the perception will be in the future that you did this to hide something.”
Rodriguez went on to say that Jay Rockefeller, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was well-informed with the Agency’s tactics and requested specific information from the 2004 Inspector General’s report.
“So, all of these people knew exactly what we were doing.”
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