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August 01, 2013

"You Don't [Just] Jeopardize Yourself, You Jeopardize Your Family As Well:" CIA Applying "Pure Intimidation" To Keep Anyone With Knowledge of Benghazi Operation Quiet

Phony scandal.

This is from Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnson, reporting under the aegis of Jake Tapper's The Lead on CNN. I hate publicizing CNN but he does good work, and the show's ratings are rising.

I think you'll agree this is a pretty large story.

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.

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."

I can't quote the whole thing and you should definitely click over just to register your patronage of this article.

He goes on to note that polygraphing typically occurs once every three to four years, and this level of constant polygraphing is never done for a broad group, but only for people actually suspected of espionage or the like.

There's additional stuff over there too.

And don't forget Congressman Wolf's thusfar-unproven-but-looking-true belief that Benghazi survivors have been ask-threatened into signing additional Non-Disclosure Agreements about that deadly night.

Finally, CNN interviewed on the Benghazi suspects -- a man who the FBI has never interviewed and apparently can't find. Let Noah C. Rothman explain to you how the media is already busy categorizing that as "Not News."


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