CIA Agents Who Were In Benghazi Warned By CIA: Keep Silent – “You Jeopardize Your Family”

On Thursday, CNN's Jake Tapper reported that the Central Intelligence Agency is now pressuring agents who were on the ground in Benghazi, Libya on the night of September 11, 2012 to keep silent and not talk to Congress or the media. In fact, according to the report, these CIA agents have also been put through numerous polygraph testing in order to ensure they aren't talking about the Benghazi attacks! They were told that if they talk their career could end and that they would jeopardize themselves and their family.

The Hill reports:

The CIA allegedly had "dozens" of agency operatives on the ground at the U.S. diplomatic annex in Benghazi, Libya, during last year's deadly terrorist attack that ended with the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. 

Langley is taking extreme measures to mask the agency's operations in Benghazi and in northern Libya at the time of the strike, according to CNN.

Agency employees involved with CIA operations in the country are being subjected to monthly polygraph tests, among other counterintelligence measures, an unnamed source told CNN. 

"Sources now tell CNN dozens of CIA agents were on the ground that night," Tapper reported, "and the CIA is going to great lengths to make sure whatever they were doing and what happened that night remains a secret."

"Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency's missions in Libya have been subjected to frequent, even monthly, polygraph examinations," CNN reporter Drew Griffin said. "The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress."

"It's being described as pure intimidation with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employees who leaks information could face the end of his or her career," Griffin added.

The report a communication was referenced by a CIA source which revealed the effects of the threats against the agents.

"You don't jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well," an anonymous source wrote. "You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation," another source added.

"[A] source tells CNN that 21 Americans were working in the building known as the annex, believed to be run by the agency," a report reads. "In the aftermath of the attack, [Rep. Frank] Wolf(R-VA) said he was contacted by people closely tied with CIA operatives and contractors who wanted to talk. Then suddenly, there was silence."

The CIA is denying the CNN report, claiming that it has made all of its officers involved in Libya available to Congress for interviews.

"We are not aware of any CIA employee who has experienced retaliation, including any non-routine security procedures, or who has been prevented from sharing a concern with Congress about the Benghazi incident," according to CIA spokesman Dean Boyd. 

Congressman Wolf took to the House floor on Thursday and accused the CIA of running a large-scale weapons distribution operation, which was designed to move heavy weapons captured from former Libyan president Muammar Gadhafi's arsenals to anti-Syrian forces.

"Is it possible that the president ... [authorized] the weapons collected in Libya to be transferred to Syrian rebels? Was the CIA annex being used to facilitate these transfers?" Wolf asked. 

"If these weapons were not being transferred to other countries like Syria, where exactly did they end up?" Wolf asked.

"Was the CIA annex being used as a logistics center to track and transfer these weapons?" he added. 

The State Department told CNN on Thursday that it was simply aiding Libya to destroy captured weapons and was not engage in the transfer of weapons to foreign countries. However, it wouldn't comment on the activities of other government agencies in the area.

Earlier this week, I reported that Congress has confirmed that they have interviewed "dozens" of Benghazi witnesses and whistleblowers. However, as far as I know there hasn't been any mention of this kind of activity with the CIA by representatives conducting the investigation. However, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)did warn the CIA about not interfering and not intimidating agents, but to allow them to retain legal counsel in the Benghazi matter.

While I can and do believe that many federal agencies don't know what the others are doing, since I have a source close to the NSA who informed me that has been going on for years, it is amazing to hear this going on and frankly it adds to the American people's lack of trust in the current administration. If this is true, then what we are witnessing is nothing short of soviet-style tyranny. Let impeachment begin and let the American people clean out the federal government, including the CIA.

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  • Roger Long

    Need to find out names of who made the threats. They put their pants on the same way I do. You threaten me, you better be ready to back it up. I would yell my head off and let every one know, then if something happen to me, they're on the hot seat.

  • Helen

    Obama needs to be Removed as president of the United States of America as well as John Boehner Removed as Speaker of the House.

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  • Pete Bauman

    Stop shifting the scandal sideways people.
    Aside from the cloak and dagger, we really need to look back
    at how Obama handled it. When presented with an opportunity to side with
    Islamic activists against AMERICA's 1st amendment he happily rolled over. He
    didn't stand strong against foreign pressure, he caved. A huge Presidential
    failure of character in the face of pressure to censor an American artist. Blaming our 1st amendment for the death of Stevens was a delibrate lie and attack against OUR constitution. And from a constitutional scholar like Obama it's confusing how little he believes in OUR constitution he swore to protect. For breaking his oath, and kowtowing
    to foreign power, he needs to resign in shame.

  • hiskid1964

    i called my congressmen personally i encourage you to call your

  • $53697879

    Yeah, great Americans obey that!!!

  • hiskid1964

    gee i wonder why the C.I.A. wants every one quiet i have an idea because we sent them WMDs

  • grassroot

    Yeah, and they know when and where your family goes.

    Aren't you cautioned now? This is mob style tactics and the result
    of the Socialists gaining power in our government.

    • matism

      This is a result of what "Law Enforcement" in this country have become. They were the same traitors under Shrub II as they are under the Chimp in Chief. Their oath of office is to the Constitution. Yet they spit on that oath, grovel before whoever signs their paycheck, and then claim to be "the law". Nothing will change for the better until there are enough dead pig corpses stacked in the streets. Or do you REALLY think that it is Obama and Holder and Pelosi and Reid who will harm you and yours should you dare stand against their treason?

  • Eric Haulenbeek

    Impeachment is too good for this criminal bunch in our White House. Seriously, these whistleblowers and additional survivors need some big-time protection, and the agency needs a lot of sunlight! Heads need to roll too... where the hell is some accountability? Where's Congress on this whole deal? They're all playing CYA for each other. John Boehner and Harry Reid are both part of this cover-up. They should also be removed from their respective positions of power. This deal is bigger then Watergate ever was!

    • Barbaree

      How can they get away with this!? Let see some action from Congress!

    • Roger Long

      We can't depend on congress, they're part of it.

  • Donald York

    Impeach Obama!

  • onooop

    This is facism, welcome to obamaos utopia!

  • Dwight Hannah

    If the families have been threatened congress needs to jump right in the middle of this and let the heads roll ...this is crap to the dog degree

  • cae973

    Hmm 3 gay black men in Chicago, Bribart, Hastings leaves you to wonder who else

  • daveveselenak

    How much more proof is needed to substantiate the truth: Our Republic has been hijacked by anti-God, anti-American communist thugs who are ruining this nation, obbing us of our freedom and destroying the middle class, psst, there communist bastards and they need to be dealt with accordingly! WAKE UP, WISE UP, RISE UP!

  • hagar2935

    Welcome to the United Socialist States of America, a Dictatorship in the style of Stalin's Russia!

  • rosech

    We know - they were gun running. Obama butting in where wise men never go, but usual for him and his puppeteers! Create havoc and cause Mid-East war conditions. Of course Obama and Hillary are those involved - she called Obama early, and stand downs were given. O and H hoping no one would get the info on gun running via Turkey. They are soo stupid but protected unless we force the issue. Otherwise, dear Hillary will again say "who cares"! Traitors to America and to the Mid-East, so no wonder they hate us! We are involving ourselves in terrorist attacks in other countries. Why is Congress not rushing on this? Unless, of course, they are part of the problem and not the solution, and put down Cruz, Paul and Ryan, and others as "wacko birds" (McCain's remark and he is a true wacko bird).


    They're now trying to pin this on an army general who was in charge of Africa Command and is conveniently retiring this week. He is now saying it was his order to stand-down rescue forces but hasn't explained why. This smells real bad.


    The sad reality is the CIA is inept, aloof and dangerous. They are nothing more than just another govt. bureaucracy who will circle the wagons, no matter who's in the WH. That's because careers govt. boobs trascend Presidential terms and put that above the nation or Constitution. If Obama wants to use the secrecy excuse, one he ignores whenever it's time to spike the ball, then they need to have closed Congressional hearings on the most sensitive mission detail portions but open the rest to we the people.