SNBC’s Ed Schultz takes on the question of CIA honesty and the growing call for hearings in Congress on the Bush administration’s abuses of the law. House Intelligence Committee chairman Silvestre Reyes talks about the possibility for hearings, and fomer CIA counterterrorism chief Vincent Cannistraro weighs in on the reasons the CIA might need secret programs.

Finally, The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel talks to Schultz about the need for information about torture, warrantless wiretapping, and secret programs within the Bush administration. “It is not politics,” she notes, advocating for the return of checks and balances. “It’s about fixing a broken system.”

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