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Hoyer Declines to Back Up Pelosi's Claim That CIA Misled Congress
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Posted on 05/14/2009 3:43:32 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Hoyer Declines to Back Up Pelosi's Claim That CIA Misled Congress House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer does not vouch for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation against the CIA.

FOXNews.com

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's deputy in the House declined to back her up on her stunning claim Thursday that the CIA misled Congress about its use of enhanced interrogation techniques.

Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House majority leader, panned the recent criticism of Pelosi as a "distraction" during a verbal tangle with Republican Whip Eric Cantor on the House floor.

But when asked directly whether he shares Pelosi's belief that the CIA misled Congress, he backed off.

"I have no idea of that. I don't have a belief of that nature because I have no basis on which to base such a belief," Hoyer said. "And I certainly hope that's not the case. And I don't draw that conclusion."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cia; democratcongress; democrats; hoyer; pelosi; stenyhoyer; waterboarding
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1 posted on 05/14/2009 3:43:32 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

You think the tomcat will beat the... other one?


2 posted on 05/14/2009 3:44:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Going to war with the CIA is never a good idea. They know which Congresscritter has been naughty and which has been nice...


3 posted on 05/14/2009 3:45:04 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s like a big, fat targeting laser is on Pelosi and everyone around her is silently backing away.

Squeak, squeak....rats leaving the ship.


4 posted on 05/14/2009 3:45:58 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Sub-Driver

cat fight ... If it’s a war crime, Pelosi is a war criminal ... I guess that ends the witch hunt, they caught a witch.


5 posted on 05/14/2009 3:46:10 PM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Waiting for the cock to crow..


6 posted on 05/14/2009 3:46:54 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Could Pelousy be going down???

Wouldn’t that be nice.


7 posted on 05/14/2009 3:47:40 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Sub-Driver

This is getting better than a soap opera.

8 posted on 05/14/2009 3:49:03 PM PDT by McGruff (Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency - Barack Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I don’t have a belief of that nature” ???

Can any of these freaking weenies just say No, I don’t agree?!


9 posted on 05/14/2009 3:49:27 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like Hussein is going Saddam Hussein on Pelosi by taking out a “friend” competing for power......


10 posted on 05/14/2009 3:49:41 PM PDT by TeleStraightShooter (Barack Benito Obama heads the most shocking "end justifies the means" gang of thugs/ administration)
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To: Sub-Driver

Much as I enjoy watching Pelosi being dragged through the mud, this is distracting from Obama’s assault on individual liberty and the free market.


11 posted on 05/14/2009 3:49:50 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nancy Pelosi is sounding more and more like Cynthia McKinney.


12 posted on 05/14/2009 3:50:10 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Down goes Pelosi! Down goes Pelosi! Down goes Pelosi!!"
13 posted on 05/14/2009 3:50:17 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver
I don't know what to say...
14 posted on 05/14/2009 3:52:23 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nan was in full melt-down mode today during the press conference. I thought she was going to blow a gasket.


15 posted on 05/14/2009 3:52:24 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: terilyn

“Can any of these freaking weenies just say No, I don’t agree?!”

No kidding!!! then he said
“I have no basis on which to base such a belief”.

Dang! These folks are all whiz bangers aren’t they???


16 posted on 05/14/2009 3:52:57 PM PDT by jackv (Just shakin' my head!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I don't have a belief of that nature because I have no basis on which to base such a belief
No basis to base a belief of that nature.
Try saying that 10 times, fast.
 
17 posted on 05/14/2009 3:53:03 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: Sub-Driver

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET


18 posted on 05/14/2009 3:53:41 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Keeping this administration from going all third world and engaging in politicized criminal prosecutions of the prior administration is ALL about preventing 0bama’s assault on individual liberty, the free market, and the principles that govern our republic.
19 posted on 05/14/2009 3:55:49 PM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: Sub-Driver
Pelosi's days are numbered. There are only two roads from here: 1)Being forced by her party to step down, with whatever convenient cover story that entails, such as health, etc., 2)being taken down by the CIA, and if that happens, the Dems will have much bigger problems, because they will be in the midst of a storm they can not control.

They still have a small window of opportunity to get this thing under control, but not much.

I expect to see her resignation in the next few days, or next few weeks at most, otherwise, all hell is going to break loose, and they know it.

20 posted on 05/14/2009 3:58:19 PM PDT by csense
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To: Sub-Driver
People paid attention: This is about the power struggle between the executive and legislative branch of government.

Congress made large inroads into the executive branch power in the last few years of Bush administration.

Obama being the narcissist he is, isn't going to be beholden to Nancy Pelosi to gum up his agenda with bull crap Congressional show trials, legislative boondoggles, blatant open corruption, things that wake people up and make the MSM paid attention instead of getting a tingle up their leg.

For Obama to move us from a republic to a socialist government it has to be sleuth and keeping the media sleeping and people fearful and dumbfounded.

Chief of Staff, Ralm was brought in to control the dems not the GOP.

Marginalizing Pelosi is just part of their game plan

21 posted on 05/14/2009 4:04:24 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Sub-Driver

LIEberman rushed out to defend the CIA as well.


22 posted on 05/14/2009 4:06:41 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Sub-Driver

...And the rats begin to jump ship....


23 posted on 05/14/2009 4:15:57 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

Nancy Pelosi forced the crew of Air Force one to fly her on an unauthorized trip to Manhattan where she ordered them to overfly the Statue of Liberty for a photo op. Some fighter had to go up and intercept her or she would have overflown the UN, St.Patrick’s, Chinatown, Times Square and Harlem. That woman is just out of control.


24 posted on 05/14/2009 4:46:10 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: Sub-Driver

Is Hoyer staging a coup?

I must say that Nancy looked more natural, less stiff, at the press conference. Facelifts must be getting better.


25 posted on 05/14/2009 4:46:53 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (If you are in a concentration camp and nobody know you are there, are you really there?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Steny might not be as dumb as he looks..... go against the CIA with its spies, guns, poisons, etc, etc.... or go against the 4th member of ZZ Top (after her next facelift).


26 posted on 05/14/2009 4:47:34 PM PDT by Feckless (No Birth Certificate... No Peace)
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To: Sub-Driver


27 posted on 05/14/2009 5:00:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: Sub-Driver
They all knew...first they scapegoated Bush and now one of the scapegoaters is being scapegoated. ROTFL!!

It can only get better if Peelowsee takes Reid down with her.

28 posted on 05/14/2009 5:15:07 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hoyer sounds like Bart Simpson.


29 posted on 05/14/2009 5:18:23 PM PDT by Crawdad (If you're in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: Feckless

Steny is next in line for the Speaker’s job, if Nancy gets dumped. His trick now is to get her dumped without getting blamed for it. Steny is great with the non-answers.


30 posted on 05/14/2009 5:22:21 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: csense
I expect to see her resignation in the next few days, or next few weeks at most, otherwise, all hell is going to break loose, and they know it.

well I wish you were right but based on experience I doubt it will happen. The dems are pretty disciplined.

31 posted on 05/14/2009 5:41:39 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: csense
I expect to see her resignation in the next few days, or next few weeks at most, otherwise, all hell is going to break loose, and they know it.

Yes. She has made herself a liability to her party....and if the democrats decide to support her lie against the CIA's truth, the rat party will suffer real consequences. They do not know what political pain organized former intelligence officers can do to her and other rats in every state. It will be ugly if she does not step down very soon.

32 posted on 05/14/2009 5:55:46 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Is America's future written in Atlas Shrugged?)
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To: ak267
The libs figured out that if they want to imprison W they need to sacrifice one of their own as precedent and that is fine with them.

33 posted on 05/14/2009 6:02:26 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: I see my hands

” if they want to imprison W “

It really is frothing insane people we’re dealing with here - isn’t it?


34 posted on 05/14/2009 6:05:55 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“this is distracting from Obama’s assault on individual liberty and the free market.”
+++++++++++

That may be the point, huh? Yeah, Americans attention spans, set by the 30 minute sitcom..


35 posted on 05/14/2009 6:07:39 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back!)
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To: plain talk

“The dems are pretty disciplined. “

Oh, you mean they’re good at lying, covering each other lies and have enough in the tank friends in the Idiot media to usually get away with it. That kind of discipline, right?


36 posted on 05/14/2009 6:09:13 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who is this Stenchy Hoer, and do we like him?


37 posted on 05/14/2009 6:24:42 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: ak267
It’s like a big, fat targeting laser is on Pelosi and everyone around her is silently backing away.

Yeah, it's like when the wildebeests spot the lions eyeballing a lone brethren at the watering hole -- and they warily move away, and move away, and move away...

38 posted on 05/14/2009 6:27:48 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Et tu, Steny?

The shivs are out for San Fran Nan.


39 posted on 05/14/2009 6:28:42 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: SeattleBruce

That’s part of it.


40 posted on 05/14/2009 6:37:17 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: terilyn

Sarah Palin talked straight like that. Look how many of her own party back her now, and she didn’t even do anything wrong.


41 posted on 05/14/2009 6:41:18 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Sub-Driver
No need,Mr Hoyer.Mr Lieberman has already exposed her as a liar.
42 posted on 05/14/2009 7:00:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

If she’s going down, it’s because the dems want her to. I guess they’ve decided that she was too much of a drag (no pun intended) on their polls, and 2010 is not that far away.


43 posted on 05/14/2009 7:08:02 PM PDT by virgil
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To: virgil

“If she’s going down, it’s because the dems want her to. “

I postulated a few days ago the wild theory that Obama might want her out of the way.


44 posted on 05/14/2009 7:12:10 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Sub-Driver

“I have no idea of that. I don’t have a belief of that nature because I have no basis on which to base such a belief,” Hoyer said. “And I certainly hope that’s not the case. And I don’t draw that conclusion.”

A Star Trek “Tricorder” couldn’t decipher this gibberish.

Maybe Hoyer is a Pentecostal speaking in “tongues”.


45 posted on 05/14/2009 7:17:10 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Much as I enjoy watching Pelosi being dragged through the mud, this is distracting from Obama’s assault on individual liberty and the free market.”

Or is it a distraction while Obama figures out his next move on the assault on individual liberty and the free market?


46 posted on 05/14/2009 7:21:49 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Climate change alarmists are Warm-Mongers. Now that's funny right there. I don't care who you are.)
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To: denydenydeny

They must be going ballistic at DU.


47 posted on 05/14/2009 7:33:50 PM PDT by unkus
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To: McGruff

Not a soap opera, but one of those reality type shows where everyone is buddy-buddy to each others’ face, but in the background they are scheming on where and how deep to plant a knife in someone else’s back so they can win the grand prize!!

Methinks SanFranGranNan is about to be voted off the island, LOL!!! Buh-bye! Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!! First one in the house of cards to go, how many dominos will follow behind her??

Messin’ with the CIA. These people are nuttier than a squirrel’s secret nesting place, LOL.


48 posted on 05/14/2009 7:42:32 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: depressed in 06

If I recall correctly, Hoyer was mighty ticked off that Pelosi was made Speaker.


49 posted on 05/14/2009 7:49:42 PM PDT by manapua
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To: Venturer

“Steny is next in line for the Speaker’s job, if Nancy gets dumped”

He’s 1000 percent behind her.


50 posted on 05/14/2009 9:44:14 PM PDT by Reverend Wright ("Bankruptcy is not a sign of weakness.")
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