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  • 'The Great War of Our Time'

    05/22/2015 8:46:09 PM PDT · by GilGil · 19 replies
    hughhewitt.com ^ | 5/17/20215 | hugh hewitt
    Hewitt: As a professional matter, do you believe that at least one or perhaps many foreign intelligence servers, services have everything that went to and from that server? Morell: So I think that foreign intelligence services, the good ones, the good ones, have everything on any unclassified network that the government uses, whether it's a private server or a public one. They're that good. Hewitt: So that's a yes? Morell: Yup. I did not expect such bluntness from so high ranking a former official, but this is exactly the same answer I have received off the record from four other...
  • SECURITY CONTRACTOR, DIA DOCS DEBUNK MICHAEL MORELL’S BENGHAZI NARRATIVE

    05/20/2015 8:06:39 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | EDWIN MORA19 May 2015 | EDWIN MORA
    Former CIA Director Michael Morell’s account of what happened during the September 2012 terror attack against a U.S. consulate in Benghazi has been debunked by a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report, a security contractor, and other sources. Breitbart News spoke with former Army Ranger Kris “Tanto” Paronto, one of the elite security contractors on the ground hired by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), about Morell’s description of what happened on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi. Paronto told Breitbart News that former acting CIA Director Michael Morell blatantly lied when describing the Benghazi attack in an article for Politico Magazine. Specifically,...
  • Former Obama CIA chief: Foreign governments have Hillary’s emails

    05/16/2015 5:50:42 AM PDT · by maggief · 37 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 16, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    EXCERPT Michael Morell, who served as the CIA’s deputy director and acting director from 2010 to 2013, told talk radio host Hugh Hewitt that there’s little chance that other governments didn’t intercept the emails in some way. “I think that foreign intelligence services, the good ones, have everything on any unclassified network that the government uses, whether that’s a private server or a public one,” Morell said. “They’re that good.”
  • Sources on ground during Benghazi attack slam ex-CIA boss Morell’s testimony

    04/02/2014 2:58:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 02, 2014 | Adam Housley
    Sources on the ground in Benghazi during the 2012 terror attack are pushing back hard on former CIA acting director Mike Morell's testimony on Capitol Hill, where he defended his role in shaping the administration's narrative and claimed politics were not involved.
  • Bret Baier Interviews Former CIA Director Morell: Benghazi (video link)

    05/12/2015 8:30:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Bret Baier
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  • Benghazi Talking Points Author Disses Governor Palin, Praises Obama

    05/11/2015 8:37:52 PM PDT · by Bratch · 5 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | May 11 2015 | Steve Flesher
    I ran across this heavily edited article at USA Today written by Susan Page.  In it, she reports a new book coming out by a man she describes as having a "33-year career with the CIA."  This man is Michael Morell who praises Barack Obama as "extremely thorough" but claims that Governor Palin had "no understanding of national security issues" back when he claims to have met her in 2008. Everything from the headline to the image Susan Page uses indicates who the USA Today writer was interested in spotlighting.  (Yep, Governor Palin remains the left’s ultimate bogeyman).  Furthermore, when one digs a tad...
  • Rep. Gowdy:CIA director Morell wasn't telling the truth about no political pressure in Benghazi

    05/07/2014 12:25:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    cnn ^ | May 7th, 2014 02:36 PM ET | Jack Tapper
    Former acting Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell testified before the House Intelligence Committee last month, saying the Benghazi CIA station chief e-mailed three possibilities for what had motivated the 2012 attack:... Morell also denied any kind of cover-up or political influence ... "...why you took out the word terrorist and put in the word extremist, why you sanitized and washed out all the criticism of the State Department, why you changed the word attack to demonstration," said Gowdy. "Every single change that Mike Morell made was calculated to cast the administration in a more favorable light."
  • Former CIA director Mike Morell went to work for Ben Rhodes’ brother at CBS

    05/02/2014 3:47:55 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    Former CIA directory (and part of the Benghazi cover-up) went to work for Ben Rhodes’ brother at CBS. David RHodes is the brother of ‘big Ben’ and president of CBS News. Need any other reasons why CBS has ignored the latest e-mail released about the Benghazi cover-up? Surely there isn’t a conflict of interest there right? Need another reason why Sharyl Attkinson left CBS?Michael Morell, who retired as deputy director of the CIA last summer, has joined CBS News as an intelligence, national security and counterterrorism contributor, the network announced this week. Morell has held various senior leadership positions during...
  • Benghazi scandal tied to White House

    04/29/2014 4:23:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2014 | By Jennifer Rubin
    As the result of a Freedom of Information Act battle, new documents have emerged tying the messaging of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, to the White House. ... Among the top administration PR personnel who received the memo were White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Deputy Press Secretary Joshua Earnest, then-White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, then-White House Deputy Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, then-National Security Council Director of Communications Erin Pelton, Special Assistant to the Press Secretary Howli Ledbetter, and then-White House Senior Advisor and political strategist David Plouffe. In addition a document showed Susan Rice was...
  • Judicial Watch: Benghazi Documents Point to White House on Misleading Talking Points

    04/29/2014 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | APRIL 29, 2014
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on April 18, 2014, it obtained 41 new Benghazi-related State Department documents. They include a newly declassified email showing then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes and other Obama administration public relations officials attempting to orchestrate a campaign to “reinforce” President Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy.” Other documents show that State Department officials initially described the incident as an “attack” a possible kidnap attempt. The documents were released Friday as result of a June...
  • Benghazi emails suggest White House aide involved in prepping Rice for ‘video’ explanation

    04/29/2014 10:31:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/29/2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Newly released emails on the Benghazi terror attack suggest a senior White House aide played a central role in preparing former U.N. ambassador Susan Rice for her controversial Sunday show appearances -- where she wrongly blamed protests over an Internet video. More than 100 pages of documents were released to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Among them was a Sept. 14, 2012, email from Ben Rhodes, an assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications. The Rhodes email, with the subject line: "RE: PREP Call with...
  • Whatever Happened To Truth and Justice ? Judge Pirro’s indictment of Michael Morell [YouTube clip]

    04/13/2014 1:58:26 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 15 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | Apr. 12 , 2014 | Judge Jennine Pirro
    former assistant CIA-DI , Michael Morell should be tried for treason …..
  • Five questions about Benghazi for ex-CIA Acting Director Mike Morell from Sean Smith's uncle

    04/06/2014 2:01:19 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 02, 2014 | Smith's uncle By Michael Ingmire
    Five questions about Benghazi for ex-CIA Acting Director Mike Morell from Sean Smith's uncle
  • More Obfuscation on Benghazi

    04/07/2014 7:48:48 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 6, 2014 | Michael B. Mukasey
    'Testimony by the former acting head of the CIA makes clear that Congress's current approach isn't sufficient.' Last week's encounter between former acting CIA Director Michael Morell and the House Permanent Subcommittee on Intelligence may have brought us a bit closer to the truth of how four Americans came to be killed at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, and how their countrymen came to be lied to about it. But the progress toward truth was probably not made in a way that Mr. Morell intended. The encounter on Capitol Hill also made clear that the...
  • Evidence casts doubt on ex-CIA leaders’ claims on Benghazi mortar attack

    03/08/2014 9:11:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 8, 2014 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    If former CIA Director David Petraeus and his ex-deputy Michael Morell are recalled to testify on Benghazi, they can expect hard questions about the mortar attack on the CIA annex which killed two former Navy SEALs. Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, is weighing whether to recall one or both of those officials over their Benghazi congressional testimony. Rogers said the evidence suggests a highly skilled team carried out the mortar strike. Fox News has confirmed five rounds were fired in under a minute, with three hitting the annex roof -- a target roughly the size...
  • Herridge: Fmr. CIA Director Morell May Have Altered Benghazi Talking Points to Benefit Obama Admin.

    02/03/2014 6:36:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon, ^ | 2/3/14 | Staff
    Former CIA Director Mike Morell may have altered the Benghazi talking points to benefit the Obama administration during the 2012 election, Catherine Herridge of Fox News reports. On September 15 one day before Susan Rice made her infamous appearances on various Sunday shows, according to the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report Morell received an email from the CIA station chief in Libya indicating the Benghazi attacks were “not/not an escalation of protests.” The report does not indicate when Morell read the email, but that same day Morell cut the word “Islamic” from the talking points and left the word “demonstration.”
  • Inside the NSA's Ultra-Secret China Hacking Group

    06/13/2013 11:49:34 AM PDT · by Fred · 2 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 061013 | MATTHEW M. AID
    This weekend, U.S. President Barack Obama sat down for a series of meetings with China's newly appointed leader, Xi Jinping. We know that the two leaders spoke at length about the topic du jour -- cyber-espionage -- a subject that has long frustrated officials in Washington and is now front and center with the revelations of sweeping U.S. data mining. The media has focused at length on China's aggressive attempts to electronically steal U.S. military and commercial secrets, but Xi pushed back at the "shirt-sleeves" summit, noting that China, too, was the recipient of cyber-espionage. But what Obama probably neglected...
  • CIA’s deputy director to be replaced with White House lawyer

    06/12/2013 1:19:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/13 | Karen DeYoung & Greg Miller
    The CIA’s deputy director plans to resign and will be replaced by White House lawyer and agency outsider Avril D. Haines, Director John O. Brennan said Wednesday. Haines, who will succeed career officer Michael Morell on Aug. 9, has served for three years as President Obama’s deputy counsel in charge of national security issues and as legal adviser to the National Security Council. Although she has never worked inside the intelligence agency, “she knows more about covert action than anyone in the U.S. government outside of the CIA,” Brennan said in an interview.
  • Deputy CIA Director Resigns

    06/12/2013 12:53:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 189 replies
    Chad Pergram ^ | 6/12/13 | Chad Pergram
    Chad Pergram ‏@ChadPergram 2m Deputy CIA Director Mike Morell resigns.
  • The Benghazi Debacle Is About To Go Into Full Cover-Up Mode Today…

    11/16/2012 1:09:07 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 44 replies
    thehayride.com ^ | Thursday, November 15, 2012, 9:40 | MacAoidh
    …if what Eli Lake at the Daily Beast reports is true. When the CIA’s acting director, Michael Morell, testifies Thursday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, he is expected to say that the agency never requested Europe-based special operations teams, specialized Marine platoons, or armed drones on the night of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official.The disclosure may put an end to one line of inquiry into the Benghazi affair about why reinforcements from the region were not sent on the night of the attack. “Assistance from the U.S. military was...
  • Petraeus replacement to testify CIA never requested military assistance in Benghazi (hhmmm)

    11/15/2012 6:11:48 AM PST · by SE Mom · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 15, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    ...When the CIA’s acting director, Michael Morell, testifies Thursday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, he is expected to say that the agency never requested Europe-based special operations teams, specialized Marine platoons, or armed drones on the night of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official... ...That differs from what Fox News reported almost three weeks ago, and which has gone virtually unchallenged in the vacuum of official explanations about Benghazi since. Jennifer Griffin reported on October 26th, citing sources that were actually “on the ground” in Benghazi during the attack, that...
  • Bin Laden Plotted New Attack

    07/14/2011 6:38:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JULY 15, 2011
    Bin Laden Plotted New Attack By SIOBHAN GORMAN Osama bin Laden was working to assemble a team of militants to attack the U.S. on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, according to communications Navy SEALs seized from his Pakistani hideout when they killed the al Qaeda leader this spring. Bin Laden and his operations chief, Attiyah Abd al-Rahman, swapped views about the composition of the attack team, with bin Laden repeatedly rejecting names that Mr. Rahman suggested, according to U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence taken from the bin Laden compound. The plans were only in the discussion phase, U.S. officials...