Democrat Pelosi says Cheney set tone for CIA interrogation practices

U.S. House Minority Leader Pelosi speaks to the press after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in WashingtonDemocratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney “set a tone” for the interrogation and detention programs conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Pelosi said she believed Cheney, an influential figure in U.S. security policy under former President George W. Bush, was proud of the CIA’s actions during the Republican administration. “I do believe that during the Bush-Cheney administration, that Vice President Cheney set a tone and an attitude for the CIA,” Pelosi said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.

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