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September 29, 2015

Agent in Place: Tyler Drumheller, Hillary's Personal Spymaster and Ex-CIA Clandestine Service Honcho, Was "Consultant" to CBS News During Benghazi Coverage

So one of the people in her personal "spy network" worked at CBS and helped shape coverage on Benghazi, is all.

Remember that Tyler Drumheller, former clandestine service chief of Europe, who was on Hillary's (and Sydney Blumenthal's) payroll as part of The Haggard Queen's private spy network?

Well he was also a "consultant" at CBS News.

In March, an investigation by ProPublica and Gawker revealed that a "secret spy network" that was not on the State Department payroll, run by longtime Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal, was "Funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack." Now the WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that Tyler Drumheller, the former chief of the CIA's clandestine service in Europe who was working directly with Blumenthal as a member of Clinton’s spy network, was concurrently working as a consultant to CBS News and its venerable news program 60 Minutes.

According to WEEKLY STANDARD sources, Drumheller was active in shaping the network's Benghazi coverage. His role at the network raises questions about what went wrong with the retracted 60 Minutes report on Benghazi that aired in October 2013. Despite his former life as a high ranking CIA official, Drumheller was laden with political baggage, making him a curious choice to be consulting with a major news operation--especially so given that he was working directly with Sidney Blumenthal, whose primary occupation appears to be manipulating media coverage on behalf of the Clintons.

CBS does not deny that Drumheller was working with the network, though a CBS spokesman would only say, "Tyler Drumheller was not involved in any way on the Benghazi story."

What the f*ck kind of f*cked-up dystopian Ultra Rome are we living in?

You should read this article. I read spy/conspiracy fiction on occasion (like Brad Thor's stuff), but as to the major premises, I'm usually happy to say "Well of course that part is jumped-up nonsense; we don't live in that kind of country."

Oh.... we sure do. We sure do.

Flashback, from Mark Hemingway's piece:

Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson pointed the finger at her former network for helping the Obama administration obfuscate on this point; the day after Benghazi attack, in an interview with 60 Minutes’s Steve Kroft, President Obama said it was "too early to know" whether the attack was terrorism. As the election neared, whether or not Obama had called the attack terrorism emerged as a major election issue with Republican candidate Mitt Romney attacking Obama for failing to label Benghazi a terror attack for 14 days, and the issue became a flashpoint during the second presidential debate.

Despite the fact the interview would have been especially newsworthy, CBS didn't show the clip, and only leaked a transcript of Kroft's interview days before the election

By the way, Drumheller is the most useful kind of operative: A dead one. He died last month of pancreatic cancer.

(Note: I should have noted that from the start, instead of letting a dark suggestion float out from the sentence. I should have checked on this and reported it properly, but I am sick to death of these people I just dropped the "he's dead" line out there, without context.

But I should not have let my gall cause me to be sloppy and mislead you guys.)

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