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Opinion: CIA boss Morell set up boss, lied to Congress, over Benghazi

By Chad Groening,

A former U.S. Army intelligence analyst says the former CIA officer who testified before a house panel yesterday has had some real problems with telling the truth.

Mike Morell dismissed suggestions that the CIA "cooked the books" in its assessment of the attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.

The former CIA deputy director, who testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday, insisted that he didn't edit the talking points on the attack in order to protect President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Morell deleted references to al-Qaida in versions of the talking points that were used in talk show appearances by Susan Rice, who was then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Chris Farrell is a former U.S. Military Intelligence officer who has attended the CIA's intelligence officers course. He is now a spokesman for Judicial Watch.

"It's my opinion that Michael Morell lied under oath to Congress," Farrell allges. "He lied when he sat by silently and had General (James) Clapper, the DNI, make comments about talking points being edited. And he sat by silently and let his boss fall on his sword and look like an idiot and a liar."

Morell made another outrageous assessment before Congress, Farrell also alleges.

Ferrell explains: "When asked point blank whether he trusted the assessment of the chief of station in Libya, the main CIA operations guy on the ground, or analysts sitting back in Langley,Virginia, he would take the opinion of analysts over the chief of station. And that tells you all you need to know."

Farrell calls it mind boggling that he would go in front of Congress and say that.


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  1. JDZComment by JDZ
    April 3, 2014 @ 11:09 am

    Mike Morell tried his best to convince Congress that he did nothing wrong in the Benghazi incident as he presented a feeble set of rationalizations for his actions or lack thereof. No responsible manager in his position would have ignored the inputs from those in the middle of the attack over an analyst’s opinion sitting in Washington DC, let alone build a report based on this analyst that was submitted for public exposure. He is covering for others in the administration and can get away with it as he no longer works for the federal government having been hired into a lucrative job at one of the many large consulting firms in the DC area who live off of government contracts.

    The Obama administration will never allow any of the real facts about the murder of the American ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi to be exposed to the American public. The Attorney General will continue to block any of the investigations into the several major scandals (like the IRS scandal) until Obama is out of the Whitehouse and Holder himself is no longer AG.

    This administration is the most corrupt in the history of our country.

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  2. SuncoastComment by Suncoast
    April 3, 2014 @ 11:09 am

    Why not lie to a congressional committee’s questions? No one is EVER held accountable. Holder, Hillary, Sabilias, Werner, I could go on and on. Put some of those folks in prison for perjury, put in jail for contempt of Congress. Perp walk them out of their offices in cuffs with the news media rolling their cameras and see how quickly that foolishness would stop. Congress has shown that politics is more important than intestinal fortitude to do the right thing. Just bluster before the cameras, nothing more.
    Electing and re-electing POLITICIANS is not the solution, electing POLITICIANS is the problem.

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  3. librabobComment by librabob
    April 3, 2014 @ 12:25 pm

    Anyone with half a brain knows Mike Morell lied back then and continues his lies today. He is just an Obama-Clinton tool, bought and paid for with blood money. He could care less about the death of the Ambassador or the others who died in Benghazi. Bottom line, he will never be prosecuted for his deception by this administration. He will undoubtedly reap great financial rewards when he starts working on Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign with her estimated 2 billion dollar war chest. Hopefully, the CIA will eventually balance the books on this injustice. Mr. Morell discredited their agency with his lies. He needs to be held accountable, one way or another.

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  4. bartoloComment by bartolo
    April 4, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

    The congressmen who had seen the “top secret intelligence” reports already know the truth.

    They are unwilling to speak the truth to thier constituents.


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