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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Benghazi rescuers required to sign non-disclosure agreements

"I, John Brennan, do solemnly swear to lie to Congress
and the American people at every opportunity." 

From the Lying Sack of Crap Department  -  Another of these bi-partisan liar losers who worked for both George "Mission Accomplished" Bush and Comrade Obama.

CIA director John Brennan told a congressional hearing Tuesday that security operators involved in Benghazi rescue efforts were required to re-sign non-disclosure agreements because the documents were being "updated".

Brennan was pressed by Rep. Devin Nunes, R.-Calif., of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence about the 2012 Benghazi attack and why the security operators who were involved in rescue efforts that night were asked to re-sign their non-disclosure agreements reports Fox News.

“There were a number of contractors whose contracts were being updated, amended,” Brennan said.“And any time there is an amendment to a contract, there’s the requirement for a non-disclosure agreement to be re-signed, which is the case there.

Brennan was then asked if he was in Libya in October 2012, one month after the Benghazi attack, to which he first answered “no” until his staff reminded him that he did travel to Libya at that time in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Consulate that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.

At the end of Nunes’questioning, Brennan said, with no explanation how he forgot he was in Libya after the Benghazi attack, “I was in Libya in October of 2012. I just checked with my staff.”

John Brennan Dodges a Question
About CIA Spying on Americans
  • Once again, a national-security official is asked a question with just one defensible answer. And he doesn't give it.

Senator Mark Udall, a Colorado Democrat, has often used his perch on the Senate Intelligence Committee to ask national-security officials if they're misbehaving. He typically focuses on abuses that are actually happening, so his latest exchange with CIA Director John Brennan demands wider attention. Udall asked if the CIA is engaged in domestic spying or searches on American citizens.
An idle question? One wouldn't think so.

And the CIA director appeared to evade the question. For that reason, I suspect, but certainly cannot prove, that the intelligence agency is, in fact, engaged in this behavior. But don't take my word for it.

Look at the transcript and judge for yourself:
UDALL: This committee was created to address a severe breach of trust that developed when it was revealed that the CIA was conducting unlawful domestic searches. The Church Committee went to work, found that to be true. 
I want to be able to reassure the American people ... that the CIA and the director understand the limits of their mission and authorities. We're all aware of executive order 12333. That order prohibits the CIA from engaging in domestic spying and searches of US citizens within our borders. Can you assure the committee that the CIA does not conduct such domestic spying and searches?  
BRENNAN: I can assure the committee that the CIA follows the letter and the spirit of the law in terms of what the CIA's authorities are, in terms of its responsibilities to collect intelligence that will keep this country safe. Yes, Senator, I do. 

Hmm.  Whatever the Hell that means.

(The Atlantic)

A Lying Sack of Crap


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