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Mom: Son who threatened Pelosi got radical ideas from Fox News

By Raw Story
Thursday, April 8th, 2010 — 9:55 am

It may not be a story you’ll hear about if you watch America’s “fair and balanced” news network.

In an interview on a California ABC News affiliate, the mother of a man arrested for threatening House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blamed Fox News for exacerbating her son’s mental illness, saying it encouraged his behavior.

“Greg frequently gets in with a group of people that have really radical ideas and that are not consistent with myself or the rest of the family, which gets him into problems,” the 83-year-old mother of the accused man, Eleanor Giusti, said. “I say Fox News, or all of those that are really radical, and he, that’s where he comes from.”

Gregory Giusti was arrested Wednesday after threating the House Speaker over healthcare legislation. The 48-year-old man has a history of run-ins with the law, and was arrested in 2004 for threatening a train conductor’s life after he was caught trying to evade the fare.

He’s also the subject of a lawsuit by a San Francisco church which alleges he has engaged in a “campaign of harassment” of church members, and has been convicted of petty theft and welfare fraud.

His mother told ABC her son has a history of mental illness, and didn’t think he’d actually carry out his threat.

This video is from KGO, broadcast April 7, 2010.

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By Paul Kane | The Washington Post, May 7, 2008

Intelligence officials released documents this evening saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was briefed in September 2002 about the use of harsh interrogation tactics against al-Qaeda prisoners, seemingly contradicting her repeated statements over the past 18 months that she was never told that these techniques were actually being used.

In a 10-page memo outlining an almost seven-year history of classified briefings, intelligence officials said that Pelosi and then-Rep. Porter Goss (R-Fla.) were the first two members of Congress ever briefed on the interrogation tactics. Then the ranking member and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, respectively, Pelosi and Goss were briefed Sept. 4, 2002, one week before the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Pelosi: Bush Administration lawbreakers should face prosecution, not immunity

Raw Story- John Byrne
Published: Thursday February 26, 2009

Not so fast.

Bush administration officials who broke the law should face criminal prosecution and shouldn’t get immunity in exchange for testimony under a proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission being discussed in the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said in an interview broadcast late Wednesday.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) yesterday announced his committee will hold hearings on creating a panel to investigate alleged crimes committed by Bush administration officials, including torture of detainees and illegal wiretapping. Leahy has said the panel would avoid criminal charges except in cases of perjury.

Pelosi said she supported the investigation, but any plan should hold open the possibility of prosecution.

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