Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack
August 1st, 2013
06:40 PM ET

Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack

CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.

Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya.

Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.

CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency's Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.


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  1. MBT soldes

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    March 12, 2019 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  2. Wynter

    This is a "non-story". Of course, the CIA was in Libya. The consulate that was attacked was inside the CIA compound. They shared the facility. This was known on "day one". Why is CNN ginning up the ISSA conspiracy machine with this obviously useless information? Is the CIA going to say what they do overseas? Nope. Do they ever? Nope. It has nothing to do with the attack so why would they? Issa and company are just fishing and using the CIA's standard of keeping secrets as a backdrop. Stop acting like Fox News!

    August 4, 2013 at 7:52 am | Reply
    • BigMike

      I bet it has something to do with the warehouse full of weapons behind the embassy that Al Queda (who we have funded since day one and continue to fund) got their hands on like the shoulder fired heat seeking missiles that are great for conducting more false flag terror attacks so that our crimminal government led by our crimminal president who is a corporate puppet (just like bush was too before you get all up in arms about me picking on the vacationer in chief) to take more of our rights.

      August 6, 2013 at 2:58 am | Reply
  3. mick

    Why does everyone default to "CIA from the movies" mode and automatically assume they weren't on the ground trying to coordinate with people or do something positive?

    August 3, 2013 at 8:19 am | Reply
  4. MaryM

    The CIA is the only ones that really know what happened and they are not telling. It falls under secret National Security.
    Anyone that does not have that security clearance will never know.

    August 2, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  5. Eyesright

    OK, good for Jake and staff breaking this story – great job...so many lies to unravel, though. HOWEVER, why, exactly, has CNN buried this story so the only way you can find it is to do a search? And no other news source besides Fox and Drudge have mentioned it {predictable}. It is the uninformed citizen who has allowed this country to collapse under the corruption and hypocracy and I lay the blame at the feet of the media.

    August 2, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Reply
    • JD

      Totally agree... burried..

      August 3, 2013 at 8:19 am | Reply
  6. California

    It appears there's someone from the White Hosue with us here today.

    Welcome Big Bone.

    August 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Reply
  7. California

    IT'S THE VIDEO'S FAULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  8. California

    BREAKING>>> GOP Rep: Obama WH Is Hiding Benghazi Survivors AND CHANGING THEIR NAMES (Video)
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, August 1, 2013, 9:40 PM

    Talk about a scandal and coverup. This takes scandals to a whole new level.

    August 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  9. Matt Colver

    Kudos CNN for doing the investigation that the FBI apparently decided not to do.

    August 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Reply
  10. California

    I wouldn't be surprised if there's still some democrats blaming the video.

    August 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Reply
    • BIG SHIZ

      Go back to fox news with your ignorant nonsense.

      August 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Reply
      • California

        Considering this story Fox news was the only one to unmask the lies of this administration. You stick with your MSLSD and MSLSD lite (CNN).

        August 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
      • BIG SHIZ

        But they didn't say sh it about the irs going after liberal groups. Wonder why?

        August 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm |
      • California

        The White House doesn't even acknowledge a problem in the IRS that many in D.C. has already admitted to including high ranking members of the IRS.

        August 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm |
    • BigTBone

      So you're denying that the retranslated video caused riots in over 50 cities? That didn't happen? Not even in Cairo?

      Seems like a pretty good smokescreen for an attack...

      August 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Reply
  11. California

    With all the Obama scandals and coverups going on he's making Nixon look like a saint.

    August 2, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Reply
  12. California

    And yes I complained when troops were dying under Bush. I agreed with Afghanistan but not Iraq. Where was your stance?

    August 2, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Reply
    • Gulf Vet

      WMD`s didn't exist In the second war period!

      August 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Reply
      • Gulf Vet

        cant post

        August 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm |
      • Gulf Vet

        No truth in nothing this is rediculous

        August 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm |
  13. California

    Lawmaker: If CNN can interview suspect in Benghazi attack, why can't FBI?
    Hey CNN they don't call it a cover up for nothing.

    August 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Reply
    • BIG SHIZ

      Black prez, bit ch. Deal with it. Where where your complaints when Bush was sending thousands of our troops to there deaths based on a lie?

      August 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Reply
      • California

        Your all inclusive race card has expired pathetic little one.

        August 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm |
      • California

        The fact is this administration including Obama have blatantly lied time and time again.

        August 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm |
      • BIG SHIZ

        Why don't you answer the question coward?

        August 2, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
      • BIG SHIZ

        What American president hasn't lied? The only difference now is the constant hate that's been there from the start. He got the economy moving back again even though Congress blocks his every move even if it's a idea they loved in the past. Bush killed so many and drove the economy into the ground.

        August 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm |
      • California

        So your argument is everyone else does it? The argument a week ago was this administration didn't do anything and there was no scandal or coverup now we know different and your argument is everyone else does it?

        You're just looking more and more stupid. Keep talking.

        August 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm |
      • BIG SHIZ

        My argument is you can't be president and not lie sometimes. That being said I highly doubt he lied about anything to do with benghazi. You're a ignorant right wing coward. And you still wont answer my question because you cant.

        August 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm |
      • California

        One thing I've learned in the past 4+ years is the ones screaming racist are in fact the racists. Your ignorance is astounding to say the least.

        August 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm |
      • BIG SHIZ

        No, the ones that pretend racism doesn't exist are the racist ones. Sound familiar? Hope your having fun in your ignorant prejudice fantasy land.

        August 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm |
      • California

        You're just a "BIG SHIZ" on my boot. Time to wipe.

        August 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm |
    • BigTBone

      How embarrassing to have Jake Tapper's onions stretched over your face.

      Cons are pathetic with this scandalrama already.

      The CIA was quiet about what the CIA was doing?? NO WAY!!??

      August 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Reply
      • California

        If CNN can interview suspect in Benghazi attack, why can't FBI?
        By John King and Chelsea J. Carter, CNN
        updated 1:35 PM EDT, Fri August 2, 2013
        Say again?

        August 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm |
  14. California

    Cover up, scandal call it what you want but anyone with a brain knew this.

    The president (and his administration) flat out LIED.

    August 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Reply
    • BigTBone

      Wanna know what really went down? Join the CIA and gain some clearance.

      Til then, you're just another mouthpiece for Issa's 10023th investigation of nothing.

      August 2, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Reply
  15. Powder

    I would like to know if Agents are immune to developing a taste for blood like we know serial killers do, as much as we know that some agents do a stellar job of sniffing out misfits who want to gopple us up! Thanks for protecting us but please be carefull not to develop a taste for blood!

    August 2, 2013 at 2:53 am | Reply
  16. Eric Weber

    Why don't they just drone strike all the CIA agents involved? Then they wouldn't have to polygraph every couple months and I guarantee they won't talk. It works very well against operatives in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Clearly Benghazi was another inside job on another 9/11. Straight up assassination of Stevens and others – probably ordered by Obama directly. Likely some type of ritual killing, since it was once again on 9/11. I sure hope CNN isn't risking any of it's staff by publishing this article. The CIA is quite ruthless and will go to any length to cover this up. Too bad the alternative media blew this wide open a long time ago. R.I.P. CNN and the rest of the MSM!!!

    August 1, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Reply
    • CommonSense

      You're an idiot!

      August 2, 2013 at 8:31 am | Reply
    • DJ Reality

      That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever read.

      August 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Reply
    • Freedom Rocked1776-2008

      Agree. Idiotic

      The Admin are morons, but this comment is idiotic

      August 2, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Reply

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