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August 05, 2016

Mike Morrell, Former Deputy Director of CIA, Endorses Hillary;
Media Forgets to Note He Was Central Pillar of Hilary's Benghazi Cover-Up, Who Then Went to Work For Hillary-Aligned Private Intelligence Firm

Mike Morell: Hillary's snarling, lying guard-dog at the CIA.

So charge Congressmen.

Two leading Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence say that Michael Morell, former deputy director and twice acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, provided an account of his role on Benghazi that was often highly misleading and at times deliberately false.

“I went back and reviewed some of his testimony the other day and he’s gotten himself in a real box,” says Senator Saxby Chambliss, the highest-ranking Republican on the committee. “It’s really strange. I’ve always thought Mike was a straight-up guy, gave us good briefings—factual, straightforward. I mean, this has really been strange the last few weeks—all this now being uncovered.”

At issue is the central role Morell played in producing the Obama administration’s flawed talking points about the fatal attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, and the misleading answers he provided to lawmakers who investigated them.

The allegations of misconduct are serious. In the “additional views” portion of the recent Senate Intelligence Committee report, six Republican members accuse Morell of lying in sworn testimony to Congress. Several Republican senators tell The Weekly Standard that Morell misled them in one-on-one or small-group meetings about the talking points. Morell—now counselor to Beacon Global Strategies, a consultancy close to Hillary Clinton—did not respond to a request for comment.

Three aspects of the controversy are drawing particular interest: (1) Morell’s obfuscation of his central role in rewriting the [Benghazi] talking points, (2) Morell’s contention that the FBI rewrote the talking points, and (3) Morell’s false claim that the talking points were provided to the White House merely as a heads-up and not for coordination.

What is indisputable is that when Clapper was asked who was responsible for editing the talking points, and Clapper said he had no idea, Morrell said nothing, despite sitting next to Clapper -- and Morrell knew it was he himself who had edited them.

He tried to blame particularly blameworthy parts of his own Hillary-friendly handiwork on the FBI:

Under questioning from the senators about the talking-points editing process, Morell tried to blame the FBI for cutting the reference to al-Qa’eda terrorism; he said the FBI didn’t want to compromise an ongoing criminal investigation. When Graham called the FBI and told them what Morell had said, ‘they went ballistic,’ Graham said in an interview with Fox News. ‘Confronted with this, Morell changed his statement and admitted that he, and the CIA, had been responsible after all.’

When Hillary claims "Oh, even our intelligence community thought the attack in Benghazi was spontaneous, and Al Qaeda wasn't involved," she seems to be backed up on that point only by... Mike Morrell, who is still spinning Bengahzi to conform with Hillary's politically-inspired fantasy version of the events:

Although Morell has made statements undermining Hillary Clinton and President Obama on other intelligence issues, he is actively assisting both the mainstream media and the Obama administration in an effort to ignore and revise the 2012 events in Benghazi with his new book The Great War of Our Time.

“One of the most striking aspects of Morell’s chapters on Benghazi is his dogged insistence that the attacks were simply the result of a mob spinning out of control,” writes Steven Hayes for The Weekly Standard. “But Morell maintains that the attacks were not planned and claims, repeatedly and bizarrely, that the attackers did not necessarily want to harm Americans.”

This, Hayes notes, does not match the Abu Khatallah indictment, which contends that the objective of the attackers in Benghazi was to “kill United States citizens at the Mission and the Annex.”

As far as I can tell, Hillary's only real support for the idea that the "intelligence community" endorsed her version of events is that her very loyal pet CIA Deputy Director agreed wit her.

It's almost as if Hillary Clinton said, "I need one person in intelligence to back up my fiction or else I'm a goner," and Mike Morrell said, "Madame, let me fall upon my sword for you."

And then she said, "Oh, by-the-by, I just happen to have some friends looking to take on a well-compensated employee at my pet private intelligence firm, the Beacon Group..."

And then he, of course, said: "Wow! What a coincidence! Seeing as I'm gonna be out of a job and all soon!"

And does the media mention this curious backstory, his very intimate connection with the Benghazi deception at the heart of the 2016 election?

That Mike Morrell appears to have been endorsing Hillary with each deceptive answers he gave Congress about Benghazi since 2012?

Nah. All they have to say is "CIA Director Says Trump Can't be Trusted with National Security."

Yeah. CIA Deputy Director. The guy whose ignominious exit from the CIA was followed up with -- get this -- a high-paying gig at yet another Clinton-aligned super-wealthy organization with shadowy purpose.

Funny how all of Hillary's cronies are always either on the payroll of the government, at her behest, or else have their nests feathered by Hillary's huge-dollar shadow government organizations, huh?

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