Skip to comments.Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack
Posted on 08/01/2013 2:16:11 PM PDT by sunmars
CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.
Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya.
Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.
CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency's Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.
Read: Analysis: CIA role in Benghazi underreported
Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency's missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency's workings.
The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.
It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.
In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, "You don't jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well."
Another says, "You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation."
"Agency employees typically are polygraphed every three to four years. Never more than that," said former CIA operative and CNN analyst Robert Baer.
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CNN? Is this satire?
M’thinks the S is going to hit the fan shortly...
Me thinks a wag event will be up in 3.....2.......1.....
If CNN is reporting it then it is a dog whistle to the CIA that the administration means business when they say shut up.
Maybe not. Did you read the article?
Well, it does explain a lot.
oh we just got inter departmental war, CIA vs the WH...who wins?
CIA will be pissed at this.
Looks like the beginning of the Obammunist disinformation campaign to blame Benghazi on the CIA. Kills two birds with one stone: gets the blame off of Obama(and more importantly, Hillary) and hurts the CIA. One of those classic win-win situations for the Democrat/Progressive/Fascist/Marxist/Racist Party.
Geeze... how phony can a scandal become?
I really need to stock up on popcorn.
The Regime will do anything to keep the lid on this and anyone involved knows that Congress can’t or won’t protect them. John Boehner is doing his bit to cover for Obama, too. We have reached the stage where you have to wonder how a representative republic and its democratic organs can deal with an Administration that will do whatever they want without regard for the law.
So far, Jake Tapper has done more than Daryl Issa. Is Issa still alive??
There used to be patriotic people who worked for the CIA. Any who remain will immediately be on the short list of suspects in the event of any leaks.
How long until government agents with honor of country speak up and do what is right?
Get the feeling that someone is pissed that Carney went out and called the death of 4 US citizens a “phony” scandal?
Drew Griffin & Kathleen Johnston at CNN found and posted the Benghazi scoop that aired on Tapper’s THE LEAD. Tapper taking no credit for it.
Color me skeptical though.. CNN doesn’t report anything without clearing through King Obama. This could be a diversion, just like the ‘Anti-Islam YouTube Video’. I am CONVINCED Hillary assigned Stevens to be in Benghazi on 9/11 for him to be kidnapped so Obama could fulfill Morsi’s wish to get the Blind Sheik released. Hillary has more blood on her hands than anyone in this mess. She reduced Stevens’ security and REFUSED his requests for more.. He was set-up so Hillary could please her lover Morsi by giving Obama the excuse he needed to release (trade) the Blind Sheik.
SAD SOG all over Cyrenaica
Dumb man. Media heard it loud and clear as a ludicrous denial of something Obama is very much afraid of.
This is nothing short of a disaster for Obama, it makes him look clueless and also a blatant liar as to why no rescue team were sent in.
Hey,CNN—we figured all this out here on FreeRepublic before the sun rose on September 12th.
You’re only 10.5 months late to the party.
The big thing is what was Obama doing the night of the 11th?
Evidently he was not to be disturbed.
And plausible deniability can only be a small part of the answer.
I think this is the key that unlocks much.
I have a feeling this is actual reporting and I’m amazed.
Wonder what David Petraeus is thinking right abou now...
Aw.. it’s just a internecine purge of the non faithful..
The Gospel of Obama MUST BE preached..
Federal Agencys are SHRINES to his wonderfulness..
If you even “think” Michele is a “WOOKIE” you’re GONE...
Whats really dangerous “IS” the junta that installed “the black” Barny Fife as President..
They are Evil as Hell but extremely intelligent.. bordering on genius..
I mean, you must be, to pull off something like that..
Congress is going into recess.. they have five weeks to cover this up and I’m afraid this will amount to a whole lot of nothing. Face it, we’re stuck with Obama for the next 3 1/2 years.
I would think that would look terrible to the American people.
At EVERY step in this YEAR LONG, unsolved mystery called Benghazi, 0bama has stonewalled, delayed, denied, refused, stood down, lied, covered-up at every turn. Something VERY EXTREMELY DAMNING and BEYOND BELIEVABLE was going on there. Perhaps the CIA had that thing Obama HATES going on there: A SECRET CIA PRISON? Lots of graybars in those Greg Palkot videos!!
Me? I'm sticking with the 'hostage-taking of Stevens so Obama could release the Blind Sheik to fulfill Morsi's demands' theory..
To me, this is all more smoke & mirrors.
Fact: Obama refused to issue Cross Border Authority, ergo Obama deliberately let these people die!
Nothing else matters.
I guess it doesn't look good if Obama is arming his Muslim Terrorist Spring buddies.
I agree. Never bought into the swap talk.
My bet is that target was the Iraqi WMD’s that Russia helped smuggle out of Iraq and into Syria pre-invasion.
We wanted to gain control of them to make sure that they never surfaced. If they were found, GWB’s war would be justifiable. That would kill the libs to admit.
By the way, doesn't stonewalling and obstructing justice for nearly a year on Benghazi "look terrible to the American people" too? He doesn't care.
Gee and golly news as it happend? So old, what does it matter four dead in a phony scandal??? gads
I’ve always been puzzled by the theory as well. A US ambassador is kidnapped. Then to get him back, we swap him for the blind sheik. And that would be perceived as a foreign policy success?
A kidnapped ambassador, dealing with terrorists and submitting to their blackmail. Hardly stuff you want to add to your resume just a few weeks shy of an election.
It’s an onion...just keep peeling off layers.
But what difference does it make...she’s going to be President!
I've heard that, but find it hard to believe it would have been effective. How would releasing the Blind Sheik excite Americans to vote for Obama that wouldn't have anyway (because he's Dem and Black)?
CNN interviewed one of the attackers. This has nothing to do with what an attacker would know. This is a smokescreen, folks. This is not THE news.
Video on the article page
CIA operatives are being subjected to threats via polygraph results of leaking information.
35 Americans were there that day
They mention the weapons running operation
It’s called “foreign policy bounce”. Something Obama needed to convert those ‘on the fence’ for Romney.
Modified, limited hangout.
I don’t think it would have worked.
Besides, Romney was an awful pick. The Mormon mystery just turned a lot of people off—they didn’t feel like they had a handle on the guy.
Why is CNN following this phony scandal?
That’s what I was thinking. It looks like CNN is really ginning up the phoniness on this to make these allegations.