Subscribe Register Login

Thursday, October 02, 2014, 1:52 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Former CIA official disputes claims on Benghazi

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 2, 2014 at 9:12 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The former deputy director of the CIA is rejecting claims that political pressure to protect President Barack Obama and onetime Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton forced him to edit the widely debunked talking points on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack.

Mike Morell offered a lengthy defense of his actions in a rare open hearing of the House Intelligence committee on Wednesday. Republicans are pressing ahead with their investigation of the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Morrell disputed allegations that he or the agency "cooked the books" on the attack and then tried to cover up their actions. Morell had deleted references to al-Qaida in revising the talking points.

Comments on: Former CIA official disputes claims on Benghazi

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Carriers

    carriers wanted monthly earnings of up to $1200 Delivering t...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Cna's

    ashley health and rehabilitation is accepting applications f...
    ROGERS, AR

  • Certified hvac technician at

    Oakwood Apts. in Jacksonville. Fax resumes to: 501-982-0743...
    JACKSONVILLE, AR

  • Concrete cutters

    concrete cutters - Exp. a + will train. Drug screen & good d...
    JACKSONVILLE, AR

  • Cdl drivers

    cdl driversno experience needed!Schneider National is the be...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 952 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online