June 12, 2013

CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell Resigns

Stairway to the CIA parking garage.
"Watch your step now..."

Not much else on the story. He retired to spend more time with his family. Yep. That's the gloss everyone is using on this. But Hot Air gives a little more background on Morell.
The news broke within the last few minutes. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because Morell was the guy who signed off on the now infamous edit of the CIA’s Benghazi talking points that removed references to previous warnings about jihadi activity in the area. Is today’s resignation related to that, or is it related somehow to the NSA/PRISM/Snowden clusterfark? 

Fox News is quoting his statement as saying “It’s time for my family,” but I can’t remotely believe this guy would quit now in the middle of a Category Five natsec hurricane knowing how suspicious it would look if he didn’t have a more compelling reason than that. Is he being squeezed out because there’s some more damning leak to come and the White House wants to get out in front of it by dispatching with the person or persons responsible?


Gorges Smythe said...

SURELY you don't think he LIED!

sig94 said...

Gorges - far be it from me to suggest anything unconscionable.