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CIA Official: No Political Motivation In Benghazi Response

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A former deputy director of the CIA claims there was no political motivation behind the original explanation of what happened in Benghazi, Libya.

In a House hearing, Michael Morrell said no one at the CIA deliberately misled anyone about what happened. Four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Michigan Republican Mike Rogers accused the White House of promoting faulty “talking points” and creating a “false narrative” in the days after the attack. The initial word from the White House suggested an impromptu attack that grew out of protests over an anti-Muslim video.

Morrell acknowledged that the original talking points were faulty and were subsequently amended to reflect a planned, coordinated terrorist attack. Morrell flatly denied that anything was said or done to make President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton look better. He also denied allegations by some Republicans that the CIA “cooked the books” in the assessment of what happened in Benghazi.

Maryland Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger said Benghazi has been thoroughly investigated and insisted that there is no evidence of malfeasance or conspiracy.  (Metro Networks Inc.)

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