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  • Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell is slated to testify on Wednesday on a series of secure video teleconferences during the days immediately following the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks. (Associated Press)

    Libya station chief gives perspective on Benghazi TV talking points

    Members of the House Intelligence Committee held a classified session Tuesday with the CIA's former Libya station chief, whose assessment that there had been no protest leading before the Benghazi terrorist attacks was left out of the Obama administration's talking points used on national television.

  • ** FILE ** Then-Deputy CIA Director Michael J. Morell received an email dated Sept. 15, 2012, from the Libya station chief saying that the Benghazi attack was "not an escalation of protests." (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Morell testimony could bring clarity on Benghazi

    Spies are paid to lie for their country. Fake identities, hidden compartments in luggage and clandestine meetings are meant to keep the nation's enemies off balance and its allies safe. Michael J. Morell, the former director of the CIA, will find out Wednesday, when he is grilled by the House Intelligence Committee, that it's important to know when to stop lying and tell the truth.

  • Former Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell is slated to testify on Wednesday on a series of secure video teleconferences during the days immediately following the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks. (Associated Press)

    Libya station chief gives perspective on TV talking points

    Members of the House Intelligence Committee held a classified session Tuesday with the CIA's former Libya station chief, whose assessment that there had been no protest leading before the Benghazi terrorist attacks was left out of the Obama administration's talking points used on national television.

  • ** FILE ** Then-Deputy CIA Director Michael J. Morell received an email dated Sept. 15, 2012, from the Libya station chief saying that the Benghazi attack was "not an escalation of protests." (Associated Press)

    CIA ignored station chief in Libya when creating talking points on Benghazi

    Before the Obama administration gave an inaccurate narrative on national television that the Benghazi attacks grew from an anti-American protest, the CIA's station chief in Libya pointedly told his superiors in Washington that no such demonstration occurred, documents and interviews with current and former intelligence officials show.

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