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The No. 2 Democrat in the House on Thursday dismissed talk of what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knew or didn't know about the CIA's interrogation techniques.

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said that discussion "is a distraction from the central point": determining what happened during the Bush administration and making sure it never happens again.

Responding to a question from Republican Rep. Eric Cantor about whether he believes the CIA may have "misled" Pelosi in briefings, Hoyer said he had "no basis (on) which to base such a belief, and I certainly hope that's not the case." Read full article »

CNN's Pam Benson, Kristi Keck and Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report.

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