In an unprecedented move, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has written CIA employees suggesting Congress shares some blame for torture and the failure to stop it. Texas Democrat Silvestre Reyes said Congress should change the law "to make our own oversight of CIA more meaningful," thus undercutting earlier claims by Nancy Pelosi there was nothing Congress could do.
"They don't come in to consult. They come in to
notify," Pelosi had said of CIA briefings.