Claim: CIA cannot be trusted

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Does the CIA lie to the President and senior members of Congress? The answer is yes, according to publisher and presidential historian Tim Miller. He says there’s no doubt Nancy Pelosi could be telling the truth about not knowing about the water-boarding torture used on suspected terrorists, all while the CIA has been lying.

Miller, who is CEO of FlatSigned Press, refers to at least two examples surrounding the CIA and JFK’s assassination when making his claim that the intelligence community lies to public officials:

First, President Bill Clinton appointed a special committee to review CIA files on the shooting of JFK but the committee never got all of the documents it requested. Only after President Clinton left office did intelligence officials admit to omitting some important documents. Miller cites this omission as a clear motive by the CIA to mislead even the highest levels of government.

Second, President Ford was told in 1964 that ‘no CIA personnel destroyed documents pertaining to President Kennedy and/or his assassination.’ But, in the final book published with President Ford (published by FlatSigned Press), he reveals “the CIA did destroy documents relevant to JFK and the assassination.” Miller again points out how easy it was for the CIA to lie to the president, let alone a member of Congress.

Miller says the only person who can keep the CIA honest is the president and to that end, he says, the president must try to keep the director of the CIA in check at all times. He encourages and is hopeful President Obama will fulfill his pledge to have transparency in government and make the truth from the CIA prevail in this situation.

“There is so much hype in the mainstream media right now about Nancy Pelosi and the CIA but it doesn’t seem like anyone is pushing the intelligence community for answers,” says Miller. “Pelosi is questioned every day about the issue while it seems the CIA is getting a free ride. It’s time to bring the past to the forefront of the conversation and realize that the CIA can and has misled before. I think they’re at it again,” he concludes.

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