Pelosi: Leadership 'absolutely not' threatened by CIA case

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denied Thursday her leadership has been threatened over questions about the extent of her knowledge of the CIA's interrogation tactics for terrorist detainees.

Pelosi told CNBC in an interview to air tonight that the situation has "absolutely not" hurt her leadership after having asserted earlier today that the CIA had lied to Congress in its briefings.

"But, you know, the Republicans are having their fun," Pelosi said before blaming the GOP for developing the very policies on which the speaker has denied being briefed beyond a single meeting in 2002.

"They conceived, developed and implemented techniques that were counter to our beliefs as a country," Pelosi said.

"Karl Rove is going to say what Karl Rove has said, so why even go there?" she asked, referencing the former Bush political guru's suggestion that Pelosi had been an "accomplice to torture."

She also downplayed comedian Jon Stewart's grilling of Congress on the issue on the "Daily Show."

"Jon Stewart, I'm a big fan, I watch him every night and mocking Congress is just stock and trade of what many of those shows do," Pelosi said.