Hoekstra: Torture Report a ‘Total Coverup’ of Role of Congress

by Melissa Clyne,  Newsmax

Tuesday’s so called “torture report” released by the Democratic members of the Senate Intelligence Committee “is a total coverup of the role of Congress,” former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra said Wednesday on “America’s Forum” and “Midpoint” on Newsmax TV.

“I assumed the chairmanship of the House Intel Committee in 2004,” he said on “America’s Forum.” “Me and my Democratic counterparts were fully briefed on what enhanced interrogation techniques might be used on people that we capture and the whole role of Congress in this is totally whitewashed.

“And that’s why [former CIA Director] Mike Hayden believes accurately that this will create a timid CIA — because in 2002-2005 when these activities were going on, they were rightfully told this is approved by the executive branch, Read the entire story.

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