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Association of Former Intelligence Officers Responds to Pelosi

Late last week, I reached out to the Association of Former Intelligence Officers to get their take on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s claim that the CIA lied to her in its briefings about detainee interrogations and that “they mislead” Congress “all the time.”
Gene Poteat, president of AFIO, offered this statement:

Those CIA officers chosen to brief the Congress, and especially the intelligence committees, are very senior, experienced officers, who well know the reputation and future of the CIA, as well as their own jobs, are on the line should they be perceived as not telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Such restrictions, however, do not apply to members of the Congress when they then appear before the public.



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