When the details of Operation Fast and Furious were revealed, the Obama administration wanted you to believe it was an operation hatched and run out of an ATF office in Phoenix; that was a provable lie. When the IRS scandal broke, the Obama administration blamed it on ‘rogue’ employees in Cincinnati; this was a proven lie as well. Now, not long after CNN’s Drew Griffin reported that the CIA is intimidating operatives who witnessed the Benghazi attacks, a letter from CIA Director John Brennan is apparently supposed to convince you that his hands are clean.
Via Stephen Hayes at the Weekly Standard:
John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, sent a letter to each of the CIA employees who were on the ground during the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012, inviting them to share information with Congress, according to three sources familiar with the missive. Brennan sent the letter in late May at the behest congressional intelligence committees, whose members remain interested in hearing from the survivors of those attacks.
The letter from Brennan, which remains classified, conveyed a message the CIA leadership was willing to support and facilitate communications between the CIA employees involved in the Benghazi attacks and congressional oversight committees. The letter did not generate additional responses from CIA employees in Benghazi
So, on August 1st, the untrustworthy Drew Griffin reported that CIA operatives who were witnesses to the Benghazi attacks are being intimidated. During the same week, we’re expected to believe that Brennan – Muslim Brotherhood apologist – will have none of it
The disclosure of the existence of Brennan’s letter comes amidst renewed interest in the Benghazi attacks and their aftermath triggered in part by a CNN report last week that “dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night” and “the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing remains a secret.” According to that report, “some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations,” part of “an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.”
That report would indicate that the CIA is intimately involved in intimidating Benghazi witnesses. Yet, we’re expected to believe that Brennan has control of the agency while also believing Griffin’s report?
Which is it?
If Brennan’s authority is being undermined, shouldn’t he be moving heaven and earth to weed out the bullies? Conversely, if this is just a sophisticated game of good cop / bad cop, expect Brennan to do nothing to keep his dogs on a leash.
Unless Mr. Brennan starts showing that he will not tolerate the intimidation that Griffin reported on, perhaps it is the CIA Director himself who is ‘rogue’.