Jake Tapper reveals classified information about CIA in Benghazi – should his sources go to prison? Should he? http://t.co/34tTn0rPWQ
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 1, 2013
Here’s the story:
CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.
Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya.
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.
So, should CNN, Jake Tapper, and whoever their source is face the scorn of Peter King and others too? Should they be arrested? Should they be called treacherous for their deeds?
I doubt it because leaks happens all the time. Informants talk all the time to journalists. Journalists partake in investigative journalism, but it seems to only be accepted when its mainstream, entrenched media outlets and figures rather than outsiders like Glenn or The Guardian.
Aside from that, however, this is big news and I’m very intrigued to learn exactly what the CIA was doing there, what implications it has for the attack and why they are so intent on keeping this all a secret. Good work, Tapper; just like Snowden, just like Greenwald, and others, you’re far from a traitor — you are a patriot and doing a service to your country and its people.