Specter Backs Pelosi in CIA Torture Flap

Cites agency's 'very bad record' on honesty, chides GOP for 'games'
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted May 20, 2009 3:23 PM CDT
Specter says the CIA repeatedly failed to provide him available information when he chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – Arlen Specter defended Nancy Pelosi today against the CIA and former GOP colleagues he says are making a “political game” out of the interrogation debacle. “The CIA has a very bad record when it comes to honesty,” the Senate’s newest Democrat said. Specter charged that the agency repeatedly failed to inform him when he was chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Politico reports.