BENGHAZI: New info suggests CIA official who edited Talking Points was told multiple times the VIDEO NOT TO BLAME

There’s a lot of details in this new report by Fox News, much of it stuff we already know. But the big takeaway from this report is that the CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell, who edited the talking points that were used by Susan Rice on Sept. 16, was told in a secure video call less than 72 hours after the attack by our people on the ground in Libya that they were ‘baffled, angry, and dismayed, with Washington’s singular focus on the video. They were upset with Morell because he seemed to dismiss their reporting — none of which suggested in any way that a video was the cause of the attack. That video conference call included CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell, the CIA Chief of Station in Tripoli, survivors who had been evacuated to Germany, and Greg Hicks (Deputy to Ambassador Chris Stevens).

After Hillary blamed the video at the funeral of the four men who were murdered in the attack, the Chief of Station in Tripoli then emailed Morell directly saying that the video was NOT an escalation of protests.

Despite that email, Morell still edited the talking points to blame the video, which is the same talking points Susan Rice used on the 16th in her infamous appearance on all five Sunday morning political talk shows.

Bear in mind that on Sept 12, the day after the attack, the CIA Chief of Station in Tripoli sent situation reports with the raw intelligence from the attack to the leadership of the CIA which included Morell, none of which indicated a video was responsible for the attack.

To this day Morell insists that he never ‘cooked the books’ on this, which after viewing this report by Fox News looks like a big fat lie.

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  • sDee

    Dozens of US warships, including 2 aircraft carriers with deployment forces, and 13 destroyers were available the night of the Benghazi attack.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sDNrFdxQSWs/Uv0gzXYgAyI/AAAAAAACiXI/Td2p6YWAtdw/s1600/UNCLASS+11sep2012.jpg

    • Sandra123456

      Why was no rescue attempt made? That is what we want an answer to.

      • Attila_the_hun

        Remembered Jimmy the peanut farmer’s botched rescue attempt of Iran hostages.
        Do you think Obama would take a chance, he rather sacrifice American lives than loosing the election.

        • sDee

          although Dhimmie Carter and King Hussein share a fantasy of being Mohammad’s donkey, I gotta say Carter actually did want our hostages out. Hussein never had any intent of sending anyone in.

          • Attila_the_hun

            Jimmy may be a commie but at least he had conscience and valued American lives. King Hussein has blood on his hand

      • kong1967

        Obama couldn’t be interrupted from his beauty sleep. He had a fundraiser to go to in the morning.

        The Egyptian military found a connection between Obama and Morsi. One of the attackers at Benghazi is taped saying that Morsi sent them.

        Although I have no idea what was really going on over there, I think it might have something to do with covering up what Obama and the gang have been doing over there.

      • Poptoy1949

        The answer is simple. It has been said many times before. The Ambassador was allowed to be killed because they were running guns……we all heard the story. The guy in the White house learned a long time ago in Chicago that Dead People do not talk, This statement does not include the Navy Seal guys working for the CIA. They were never mentioned in this fiasco as there job was Security to the Ambassador.

    • kong1967

      I am still in complete disgust how they are still getting away with it and no one is being held accountable.

  • RightVote

    Benghazi IS an amazing story.
    I am still amazed that American lives were SAVED by the ‘shooters’ .
    If my life was saved by anyone for anything I would be telling the story over and over again. Yet NO ONE sees fit to give ‘praise and glory’ for those responsible for saving them. Who gave the orders to ‘Stand Down’?!
    The Military Brass, doesn’t have “BRASS” where they should. AND Hillary ‘rolled over’ and………………
    Obama went on a ‘Las Vegas Fund Raiser’ the next morning. Souless.

    • puma_for_life

      I agree…if someone saved my life I would be speaking out; then again, I could end up like Edward Snowden…whistleblowers not welcome in this country.

      • kong1967

        He’s a different type of case. What he did is espionage and/or treason.

        • Dr. Strangelove

          Uh oh, don’t reopen that can of worms. We have a lot of Snowden supporters here for some reason I’m unable to fathom.

          • kong1967

            Lol, ok. I’ll keep the lid on it.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Agreed!

    • kong1967

      I think the people that were rescued are under gag order or threat. I don’t think it’s so much they don’t want to tell their story. They can’t.

      I can’t prove it, but….as you said….they would tell their story so something is preventing them from doing so.

      • DCGere

        And those who were in the US maj mil ops ctr, not witnessing the attack as it went down (because someone ordered a tv/computer blackout) cannot question why. Orders and such. Military careers can be squashed in an instant if you get out of line. So much coverup here…

        • kong1967

          Yep, and the media and the left don’t care. I’ve never seen such idolatry in my life.

      • RightVote

        There are 30+ people that were rescued by the American Ops. They lost their lives! A ‘gag order’ doesn’t cut it for me.
        If 30+ people SPOKE IN ONE VOICE! The Government/and the 2nd Estate (Media) would be HEARD by all of us.
        There IS so much more to this story!

        • kong1967

          I wish we could hear the rest of the story. I don’t know that the survivors were gagged, just that they aren’t talking. The reason why is a mystery….to me anyway. I don’t think it’s by choice, though.

  • RightVote

    HILLARY IS the Face of Benghazi!
    She needed a Congressional Subpoena before she would talk about Benghazi. But What difference does it make? To me….It’s a world of difference.

    • kong1967

      I think that whole “slipped and hit her head” was a lie as well. You can’t believe a single word these pathological liars say. Cold and calculated.

      • Sandra123456

        I thought at the time that whole thing was to set up a “I can’t remember” defense.

        • kong1967

          Just as well have been. “What difference does it make?” isn’t any better.

  • Lc Goodfellow

    You have not lived if you have never heard or felt a “Sonic Boom” from a ‘Hot Jet’ passing over head about 750 mph.
    Hillary would just be drying out today.
    It would of scared some of the attackers out of their shorts. And reports out of European News had a ‘mortar painted’ with laser, just waiting, for help.
    How could one leader be involved in this many lies, frauds, scandals, and cover-ups?
    There’s enough here for a century of Presidents!

    • kong1967

      ….and there’s something new we find out about almost daily. Obama is doing so much more than we even know about. If Nixon was impeached for his crimes, Obama should be hung for his.

      • twoblackcats

        I’m not sure Nixon was impeached, I think he resigned. But, I do agree that O should be impeached, for sure.

        • kong1967

          You’re right, but he would have been impeached. My bad.

  • Swamp Fox

    This will be the albatross that hangs around the Princess Skank’s neck should she go forward with participating in a presidential run. Also, rest assured she has already been awarded a first class ticket to Hell by our Creator. Until then, she needs to be locked up.

  • J1950

    Nobody cares about this anymore.

    • RJ Chesnut Jr.

      Un true, All veterans care about how the elite political class left Americans to needlessly die, there were many Naval Assets available as well as Air Assets in Italy. See map below from sDee.

    • Laurel

      What is wrong with you?!

      • tinlizzieowner

        There’s nothing ‘wrong’ with him (or her). That’s the prevailing opinion. It’s gone that way many times in the past. Obama and Clinton are relying on it to go this way again.
        BUT …… This was just such a sloppy cover up, by arrogant and egotistical ‘amateurs’, I (and many others) don’t think they’re going to be able to keep the lid on this one. 😉

        • Laurel

          I disagree.

          When someone blatantly goes with what they perceive to be the crowd in what is a clear cut case between right and wrong…then there is indeed something really wrong with them.

          • tinlizzieowner

            Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t say I agreed. I only said this is the ‘prevailing opinion’.
            Lemmings are still Lemmings. 😉 😉

    • RJ Chesnut Jr.

      No democrats who are for Hillary 2016 care, that IS obvious.

    • Guest

      Perhaps you might stop a few special forces troops and tell them that?

    • J1950

      My statement is a result of the bums in congress who have done nothing and won’t stand up to Obama. Hillary will return to the oval office in 2017 and this will go nowhere. SADLY.

      • RJ Chesnut Jr.

        Hillary will be met with Benghazi Signs at every campaign stop, the cry of Benghazi will not be silenced. The compliant media may be silent, but millions of Veterans will NOT be.

        • J1950

          Hope your right. Don’t ignore the illegal voting block which will be powerful. Obama will force immigration reform on us his way. Watch what he does. Obama’s in power for three more years and he will damage this country even more.

      • Sounds like someone has given up.

      • Poptoy1949

        Please don’t start counting those there chickens to quickly now.

      • tinlizzieowner

        Close but not quite. This is like a bad case of VD that all the drugs in the world can’t cure. It’s going to keep coming back, again and again. 😉 😉

    • kong1967

      Including you, right? So the fact that Obama and Hillary turned their backs and let marines be murdered is a “bygone”. This is what Obama counts on.

    • timsrighty

      You may be ready to throw in the towel…not me.

      • Poptoy1949

        Me either.

    • Dr. Strangelove

      If you think nobody cares, you’re at the wrong website.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Think not? 😉

  • Laurel

    I’m spitting fire I’m so mad!!!!

    • Poptoy1949

      I drinking a beer to keep from doing the same.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    What is the Obama administration hiding?! They are hiding something, any fool can see that, but what?!

    • sDee

      Who knows but likely it was a US arms shipment to islamic terrorists in Syria.

      • imatellau

        yes! thats what i am supposing… surfaced to air missiles, aimed for the syrian rebels via Libya

        • Conservative_Hippie

          Wait, I thought we were planning on supporting the Syrian Rebels?

      • Conservative_Hippie

        I’ve heard this before sDee, but it doesn’t make sense to me. Why would we be sending Islamic terrorists weapons? Aren’t they the enemy?

  • timsrighty

    Catherine Herridge is a superb reporter. Imagine if all media did the job she does. Obama and Thunder Thighs would be tarred and feathered in public.

  • J1950

    Benghazi is the ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM it may launch a few political careers in 2017 but these bums we made into millionaires will do nothing.

  • kong1967

    They brought the bodies home so they could be honored for their sacrifice. They didn’t sacrifice themselves for Obama. They WERE sacrificed for the cause of Obama and Hillary.

    How do you liberals feel that you voted for and support scumbag leaders like Obama and Hillary? You idolize them so much that it doesn’t bother you that four good men lost their lives while Obama and Hillary turned their backs on them. Remember Hillary’s ad about the 3 a.m. phone call? You should be ashamed of yourselves to stand by their sides now.

    • Lc Goodfellow

      Wish I’d said that. thx

  • faxxmaxx

    Wow!

  • Poptoy1949

    Seems those chickens are roosting after all…..just not they way they planned.

  • Conserv_58

    These men were lambs being lead to the sacrificial alter and slaughtered by this administration for what was, essentially, the middle east version of Fast & Furious. Ambassador, Chris Stevens’ mission was to act as the middle man in a covert operation designed by a joint effort between the C.I.A. and the State Department, with the intent to circumvent Congress and to funnel arms to the Syrian rebels through Turkey. Ambassador Stevens met with a Turkish Ambassador one hour before the attack began. Once the State Department and C.I.A. realized that they were being duped and played for fools their deal snowballed out of control. When they were apprised of the imminent attack on the embassy compound in Bengazi, they ordered the stand down knowing that there was a high probability that Ambassador Stevens would be killed. Once again, their illegal gun running plan blew up in their faces and this time Chris Stevens was allowed to be murdered to silence him. It’s so enraging knowing that lying, dirty, rotten witch, Hillary had the gall to stand beside Ambassador Stevens’ and the three other murdered Americans’ caskets and tell the world that they died because of a bogus video. That video of her speech and the one when she said, ” At this time what difference does it make” should run, non stop when she’s on the campaign trail in 2016.

    • tinlizzieowner

      You just saved me from posting it, exactly the way many of us (who are ‘in the know’ from past wars), see it.
      The CIA doesn’t like being played for suckers. They will ‘do the dirty deeds’ but they expect their butts to be covered.
      Obama and Clinton (through the CIA ‘brass’), sold out the ground operatives (including the Ambassador), over an election. A very unwise thing to do because the CIA (and especially the ‘independent contractors’) owe NO allegiance to any ‘specific’ administration. 😉 😉

      • Conserv_58

        There is one verifiable and irrefutable fact that has only seen the light of day on conservative web sites and that is, there were several military, C.I.A., and State Dept. brass assembled downstairs in the White House situation room, watching the attack unfold… IN REAL TIME, via two drones that were flying over the Bengazi compound providing live video feeds of the attack. Given that fact and the obvious magnitude and seriousness of the situation, I find it patently absurd to think anyone would say that Obama wasn’t in that room watching the videos.

        • tinlizzieowner

          “I find it patently absurd to think anyone would say that Obama wasn’t in that room watching the videos.”
          Of course he was and thinking about his reelection, the whole time.

          • Conserv_58

            Apparently, he was thinking about his campaign trip the next day when he was scheduled to party with Beyonce and Jay Z, in Vegas.

            • tinlizzieowner

              Right, that’s why he had to go to bed early. Wouldn’t want to be tired for all the important stuff.
              😉 😉

    • Yazz55

      It still leaves unanswered whether the folks on the ground in Benghazi, other than the ambassador really knew about the gun running operation, or were even actively participating in the gun running operation.

      • Conserv_58

        I.M.O., it was standard operating proceedure for the other folks on the ground to not be told about the true nature of their mission. The reason was based on a, “Need-To-Know” basis. The less number of people that know, the less they can tell under interrogation.

  • Dr. Strangelove

    This was a cover up from the beginning. Fox really hasn’t uncovered anything new, but I’m glad they’re keeping the subject alive. Why? Who knows, they cover up everything.

    • sDee

      If there is a progressive politcal train wreck……….

      The left wing propagandists just do not cover the train wreck.

      Fox does a drive by report but never tells us the cause of the wreck.

      Both are successful because we can listen to the news and then flip the channel right on over the Bachelor without guilt. The truth is too painful for the American mind.

  • imatellau

    they lied about benghazi cuz the election was less than 60 days away!!!
    they should all be in jail! but we have cowards who are scared to be called racists if they do their job!

    • timsrighty

      Pretty much. Just think what would happen if a white (or black for that matter) republican president were in office…he or she wouldn’t be in office now. Add the IRS scandal among others and they’d be gone.

  • iaintlyin

    scary not matter how you look at it….The Video, where did the idea come from, how long was it on a “list of handy excuses just in case”. If these creeps (0) can have something like this “prepared” and ready to go at a moments notice they had to have knowingly put themselves in a situation that a Grand Lie would explain away. There were and are videos on you tube to this day of people burning the koran on youtube. My favorite was/is on there long before TheVideo was posted. This chick does it right and for the right reasons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIPPSI4G_N8

  • timerunnersc

    To get to the root of these murders we have to look directly into the white house administration. Just off hand 6 Islamic Muslim Brotherhood terrorist working with the Obama administration and the illegal CZARS come to my mind. Then when we do the math of a sixth grader we count treason.
    please watch part 1 & 2.

  • Conservator1

    Besides releasing the Senate’s report on Benghazi and the House’s committee’s investigative hearings, what has the GOP done to go after Obama, Hillary, Rice, CIA Deputy Director Morell, etc. who have without a doubt COMMITTED high crimes and misdemeanors? – Absolutely Nothing.

    The House has enough evidence to bring charges of impeachment against all those still serving, beginning with Obama, and they have enough evidence to charged the rest at a minimum with PERJURY.

    The GOP is useless with the merry-band of RINOs in positions of leadership. This either changes or I for one will not vote for any establishment Republican.

    • Conserv_58

      Obama can be impeach based on the twenty-seven times he’s made illegal changes his signature health care law.

  • I blame the GOP. They’re supposed to be the ‘alternative’ to the DNC, and they’re doing, pretty much, the same things as the DNC: NOTHING. A little show trial here and there doesn’t mean crap. If they were serious, they would’ve been issuing subpoenas to everybody up and down the chain, including anybody that they know, or suspect, had been in the White House Situation Room or the WHEOC. People would’ve been arrested and held in Contempt of Congress, by now, when they refused to appear, or chose to lie, regardless of what their political or military title happens to be, but they’re not doing that. Why? Because they don’t really care. Their only care is holding on to their own political power, shaking hands and making backroom deals for more power. They’ve got people like Trey Gowdy, a former prosecutor, and at least one former cop in the House, and what are they doing? Mugging for cameras and rattling their chains for amnesty, so they can further damage the country.

  • D.I.

    The news is what we say it is. — Barack Duranty 0bama

  • Pat

    GOP = The enablers of a tyrant!