Feinstein Defends Pelosi; Says CIA Briefings Are Intentionally Vague

06/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Senate Intelligence Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Tuesday became the latest high-profile Democrat to defend Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) from GOP critics who say she has not been forthcoming about what she knew about the Bush administration's enhanced interrogation techniques.

"I think it's a tempest in a teapot really, to say, well, 'Speaker Pelosi should have known all of this. She should have stopped it. She should have done this or done that,'" Feinstein told reporters. "You know, I'd say the same thing to others. It doesn't usually happen that way. You have to understand it and that takes time."

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