NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviewed outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Here’s one bit of their exchange:
MITCHELL: And when he and you both acknowledged that your staff and your spouses took a little bit longer to heal … what was the breakthrough, the turning point for President Clinton and President Obama, do you think?
HILLARY CLINTON: Well, I think that-- Bill certainly worked very hard for the president in the '08-- general election. He also consulted with-- the White House on some of the economic-- issues-- and was very committed to, you know, being as good-- a supporter as he possibly could and-- and they just got to know each other, more than they ever had before. I don't think that there had been an opportunity for them to do that-- before-- this-- last four years.
Reuters: “John Brennan, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA, had detailed, contemporaneous knowledge of the use of ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ on captured terrorism suspects during an earlier stint as a top spy agency official, according to multiple sources familiar with official records. Those records, the sources said, show that Brennan was a regular recipient of CIA message traffic about controversial aspects of the agency's counter-terrorism program after September 2001, including the use of ‘waterboarding.’ How deeply involved Brennan was in the program, and whether he vigorously objected to it at the time, as he has said he did, are likely to be central questions lawmakers raise at his Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing, scheduled for February 7.”