A former CIA deputy director has written in a new book that Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency’s analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012, it has been reported. Michael Morell said the events were distorted about the attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya, according to a report in
The New York Times. Morell in his book dismissed the notion that CIA officers and the military “were ordered to stand down” and not come to the aid of their comrades in Benghazi. And he said there is no evidence the Central Intelligence Agency had conspired with the White House to spin the Benghazi story to protect then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.