Ex-CIA Agent: CIA Probably Misled Pelosi

06/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Politico

Ishmael Jones, the pseudonym of a former CIA agent who has been critical of the agency, thinks Nancy Pelosi may have been right when she claimed the CIA misled her on interrogation briefings. [...]

"In Mrs. Pelosi's defense, CIA managers do not give fist-pounding briefings. They mumble, they dissemble, and there's a lot of "on the one hand . . ." Its enormous numbers of employees have led to briefings being handled by groups, with vague chains of command, so that it may have been difficult to pin down what was said, when it was said, and who was in charge."

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