Good video below from Senator James Inhofe (Oklahoma) on Benghazi.
Recent reports are indicating CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell was the person inside the intelligence community who was working to shield Hillary Clinton. Mr. Morell spent two years as the head of the CIA’s main analytic arm, the Directorate of Intelligence 2011 and 2012.
Morell became the interim CIA Director when General Petraeus stepped down due to his personal issues and convenient for the administration extra-marital affair. [ Eric Holder's FBI was holding all the investigative information over the affair - *wink* *wink*]
A September 15th, 2012 email from the Benghazi CIA Chief of Section, soon to hit the media cycle, essentially states they had been trying for days to politely say to the top of the CIA -political side- Benghazi was a direct terrorist attack and could not understand why the political side (career Morell manipulating story to non-career Petraeus) was spinning another story.
In the direct language contained within the memo the Station Chief underlined it was NOT a spontaneous protest turned violent.
CIA Deputy Director Morell evolved to become very critical of the Bush administration, even though Morell was Bush’s personal briefer.
Morell was the “key” CIA intelligence briefer for President Bush, and carried a chip on his shoulder around the Iraqi WMD non-finding. Morell felt he was unfairly held accountable and his career spotlight diminished as a result of the flawed intelligence which became a toxic political issue for the Bush administration.
As a career CIA official he internalized the Iraq WMD issues and became highly political in his views of DC, politics and the relationship between the intelligence community. Through this personal evolution Morell became one of the most partisan members of the intelligence community, and his big-shoulder-chip experience skewed his ideology.
After Morell was passed over by the Obama administration for permanent CIA director, the position given to life-long Obama ally John Brennan, Morell angrily quit the CIA (June 2013).
From Morell’s perspective he was “passed over”, from the Administration’s perspective (Obama/Clinton) the plausible deniability (lying) he afforded the administration around the Benghazi attack meant he was a risk.
It was safer for the administration, ie. less likely to endure congressional inquiry, if Morell was outside government. It was better for both Obama and Clinton to have distance from Morell.
Morell went to work in the private sector as a consultant for CBS news and retains a familiar leash attached to his collar his secondary position on The President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.
John Brennan the CIA Director, James Clapper the Director of Intelligence, and Leon Panetta who was Secretary of Defense at the time, all three of them the day it happened, actually it was the morning of the 12th, said that it was an organized terrorist attack and they told the President that. And he kept saying afterwards that it was a video.
Now he knew full well what it was, and I applaud, I didn’t see what you are talking about, but I applaud Bill O’Reilly, if he tried to press him on that. And there’s nothing else the president could say, since all three testified under oath that day, so he as to come up with something and blame something else. He’s gotten by with it though, his entire life.
Let me say this before you move on, and I will say this till my dying day, I know that people don’t realize that now but that’s going to go down in history as the greatest cover up. And I’m talking about compared to the Pentagon Papers, Iran contra, Watergate or the rest of them. This is a cover up before the election to make people believe there is no longer a terrorist problem in the Middle East.