Top Democrats, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Senator Dianne Feinstein, were “fully aware” and briefed on enhanced interrogation techniques as early as 2002 and “never objected” to their use on terrorists, according to former CIA Chief Jose Rodriguez.
When Chris Wallace of Fox Sunday News asked for clarification on whether waterboarding, slapping, pushing into walls and sleep deprivation were specifically described to Pelosi, Rodriguez responded, “I briefed her on all of the techniques. 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.”
From Truth Revolt:
Rodriguez added that Pelosi never objected to these techniques “at all.” He says the only objection he recalls came in 2003 by way of former Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), who cautioned about the possible future perception of the CIA in using these techniques.
Rodriguez identified then chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Jay Rockefeller as another Democrat who was “requesting specific information” from the 2004 Inspector General report. In fact, Rodriguez said Rockefeller encouraged the CIA to do more to gain information from the terrorists.
“So, all of these people knew exactly what we wdoing,” Rodriguez said.