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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