There was no protest, and the Deputy CIA Director told his bosses in D.C. that fact days before Susan Rice did her full Ginsberg on 5 Sunday a.m. talk shows.
Before the Obama administration gave an inaccurate narrative on national television that the Benghazi attacks grew from an anti-American protest, the CIA’s station chief in Libya pointedly told his superiors in Washington that no such demonstration occurred, documents and interviews with current and former intelligence officials show.
The attack was “not an escalation of protests,” the station chief wrote to then-Deputy CIA Director Michael J. Morell in an email dated Sept. 15, 2012 — a full day before the White House sent Susan E. Rice to several Sunday talk shows to disseminate talking points claiming that the Benghazi attack began as a protest over an anti-Islam video.
That the talking points used by Mrs. Rice, who was then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, were written by a CIA that ignored the assessment by its own station chief inside Libya, has emerged as one of the major bones of contention in the more than two years of political fireworks and congressional investigations into the Benghazi attack. …
Another former intelligence official told The Times that Mr. Morell did tell the White House and the State Department that the CIA station chief in Libya had concluded that there was no protest but senior Obama administration and CIA officials in Washington ignored the assessment.
Why they ignored it remains a topic of heated debate within the wider intelligence community.
Oh I don’t know …maybe because there was a Presidential election in 6 weeks, one taking place after months of the Braying Jackass in Chief screeching “Osama bin Ladin is dead!” and “al Qaeda is on the run!”?
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is holding a hearing tomorrow, and Mr. Morell is scheduled to testify. He has left the CIA, and now works for Beacon Global Strategies, described in the Washington Times article as “a Washington insider strategic communications firm.”
Hillary, would you care to revise your remarks to the families of those 4 murdered Americans, in which you vowed to get the guy who made this horribly offensive “reprehensible” video, or doesn’t that make any difference? Hillary? Hillary? Bueller?