CIA Reportedly Engaging In "Unprecedented" Effort To Keep Benghazi Secrets

Dozens of CIA operatives were on the ground during the deadly terror attack but are being kept quiet with frequent polygraphs and "pure intimidation," CNN reported on Thursday.

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“You don’t jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well,” the source said.

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Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in eastern Libya. Critics claim the Obama administration has engaged in a coverup following the assault. The White House calls those claims "phony."

A source now tells CNN as many as 35 Americans were in Benghazi night of attack, with as many as seven wounded, some seriously.

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A source now tells CNN as many as 35 Americans were in Benghazi night of attack, with as many as seven wounded, some seriously.

A source tells CNN that 21 Americans were working in the building known as the annex, believed to be run by the CIA. #Benghazi

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A source tells CNN that 21 Americans were working in the building known as the annex, believed to be run by the CIA. #Benghazi

The CIA responded to CNN's report in a stmt, saying it "enabled all officers involved in Benghazi the opportunity to meet with Congress."

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The CIA responded to CNN's report in a stmt, saying it "enabled all officers involved in Benghazi the opportunity to meet with Congress."

Jon Passantino is a deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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