CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.
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.
Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency's missions
in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph
examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the
The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.
It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any
unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of
his or her career.
In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, "You
don't jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well."
Another says, "You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation."
"Agency employees typically are polygraphed every three to four
years. Never more than that," said former CIA operative and CNN analyst
In other words, the rate of the kind of polygraphs alleged by sources is rare.
Among the many secrets still yet to be told about the Benghazi
mission, is just how many Americans were there the night of the attack.
A source now tells CNN that number was 35, with as many as seven wounded, some seriously.
While it is still not known how many of them were CIA, a source tells
CNN that 21 Americans were working in the building known as the annex,
believed to be run by the agency.
The lack of information and pressure to silence CIA operatives is
disturbing to U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, whose district includes CIA
headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
"I think it is a form of a cover-up, and I think it's an attempt to
push it under the rug, and I think the American people are feeling the
same way," said the Republican.
"We should have the people who were on the scene come in, testify
under oath, do it publicly, and lay it out. And there really isn't any
national security issue involved with regards to that," he said. (Full Story at CNN)