White House Steers Clear of Pelosi Controversy

Posted May 15, 2009 at 2:36pm

The White House on Friday kept its distance from the controversy over what Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) knew about harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists that were carried out during the Bush administration.“The best thing that we can do is to look forward,— White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in answer to a reporter’s question. “I appreciate the invitation to get involved here, but I’m not going to RSVP.—Gibbs announced, though, that President Barack Obama will address interrogations and other “anti-terror— tactics during a speech scheduled to be delivered Thursday.