Other Dems In Briefing Report Dispute Its Accuracy
By Andrew Ramonas | May 12, 2022 4:47 pm

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) and Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.) are joining House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in disputing the accuracy of the interrogation briefings report that was released last week, various media outlets have reported.

Greg Sargent at Plum Line reported on Monday that Graham said he was not briefed on the “particular” techniques used.

A Rockefeller aide emphasized that the West Virginia senator, then-Senate Intelligence ranking member, was not at the CIA meeting listed and was briefed later, Politico blogger Glenn Thrush reported today. The aide went on to say that Rockefeller was never told about specific interrogation methods used.

“Senator Rockefeller has repeatedly stated he was not told critical information that would have cast significant doubt on the program’s legality and effectiveness,” the aide told Thrush. “With more information coming to light in 2004, Senator Rockefeller became increasingly concerned about the program, and in early 2005 he launched a full-scale effort to investigate.”

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