Former CIA Chief: No Political Influence Behind Benghazi Talking Points

Former CIA Chief: No Political Influence Behind Benghazi Talking Points
(Washington, DC) -- A former deputy director of the CIA claims there was "no political influence" behind the CIA analysis 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 said the original talking points were faulty and were subsequently adjusted. Maryland Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger said Benghazi has been thoroughly investigated and insisted that there is no evidence of malfeasance or conspiracy.