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Feinstein Latest to Come to Pelosi’s Defense

“Because you brief or notify doesn’t mean there’s any less responsibility of the CIA, any less responsibility of the individual who participates in this, in my opinion,” she said. “I mean, we’re all adults. We all know good from bad. And how you carry out an order is also very important.”

President Barack Obama, who has banned the use of enhanced interrogation techniques, has said CIA agents who followed the Bush administration’s legal advice should not be prosecuted. But the president has appeared to leave open the possibility that agents who overstepped the bounds of the legal justifications might be open to charges.

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