From NBC's Luke Russert
Seeking to keep House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's back-and-forth with the CIA in the news -- despite so much else going on (Sotomayor's SCOTUS nomination, GM's bankruptcy, Obama's upcoming overseas trip) -- House Minority Leader John Boehner once again called for a bipartisan investigation into Pelosi's allegations that the CIA deliberately misled her.
In a news conference on Capitol Hill, speaking for less than two minutes prior to taking questions, Boehner discussed nothing but Pelosi. "Ten days ago, Speaker Pelosi not only refused to back up her accusations against her intelligence professionals, but she actually stood by her comments that they repeatedly lied to her," he said. " Now, the speaker gets regular briefings from our intelligence professionals today. Does she still believe they are lying to her?"
Continuing his criticism, Boehner remarked that Pelosi should "offer proof that intelligence officials lied to her or retract the statement and offer an apology."
Boehner then reiterated his previous call for a bi-partisan investigation into the issue saying, "This is a matter that is serious and requires a bi-partisan organization to get the facts." Later, Boehner went on to say: "I am disappointed House Democrats continue to stonewall this investigation and my hope is that the Speaker will step up and bring this issue to rest once and for all."
In response to a question regarding how he would continue to press the issue, Boehner said: "All options are on the table."
Something of interest will be how the Democratic Leadership responds to Boehner's call for a bipartisan investigation. Less than two weeks ago Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) took offense to the GOP's resolution on the floor to investigate Pelosi ,and said it was a "Republican tactic to distract the public from focusing on what was done what the justification for doing it was."