Benghazigate bus bump? CIA deputy director resigns; WH lawyer will replace

It seems to be getting awful crowded under that bus …

Just last month, Obama officials blamed White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler for their inability to release a comprehensive Benghazi timeline. Today comes the news that CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell has resigned (effective August 9) — to spend more time with his family, natch.

Via The Hill:

“I am passionate about two things in this world—the Agency and my family. And while I have given everything I have to the Central Intelligence Agency and its vital mission for a third of a century, it is now time for me to give everything I have to my family,” Morrell said in a statement.

Resignations happen. We get that. But when it comes to this administration, it’s difficult not to raise an eyebrow when an official connected to one of the White House’s many scandals hands in his walking papers. Morell, you see, was the guy who, according to the Obama administration, requested that the Benghazi talking points be changed:

Timing is everything, huh?

This doesn’t exactly pass the smell test.

Red flags abound. But fear not! Morell isn’t going off the grid completely:

Well, as a matter of fact, yes. President Obama will reportedly appoint Morell to his Intelligence Advisory Board. Makes sense, right? Much easier to keep a close eye on him there.

Oh, and his replacement? White House lawyer Avril D. Haines. The president likes to keep things cozy.

Odd, yes. Surprising? No.

Good point. As is this one:

Just great.

Ugh. In any event, one thing’s for certain:

The weight of all that guilt is going to stop that bus cold someday.



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  • Tugger – not quite dead yet

    When did the words ‘resign’ and ‘retire’ become interchangeable?

    • Squirrel!

      Yes! I thought the same thing when I read the Fox article. Thought these were 2 different things.

  • OLLPOH # UnBanHana!!!!!!!

    Resignations are accepted today from Morrell and Obama and Biden, Dempsey and the rest of OGovt along with anyone else at 1-800-OGovtSpy,Today may we be so fortunate! Could someone have a conscience? We really doubt it.

  • Jack Deth


    You remove one worthless, spineless POS. And replace him with a more pliable one!

  • Discontentwliars

    I wonder how much extra that will cost us in Pensions/rewards/ promises and kickbacks. Paying off to cover-up usually comes with a price, and I’d bet it will be out of government slush funds.

  • MissJames

    It was no coincidence that Gen. Petraeus had to resign when his affair was exposed just days before he was to testify at a Congressional hearing. If anyone wonders why a whistleblower would leave the country instead of “working up the chain of command” to expose a power grab by the gov’t,this is why. The Rot is at the top and anyone underneath that can expose the truth, is disposable. There is no one left to trust.

  • detroit19

    Not enough, potus or secretary of state (lower case intentional). Four Americans died due to the collective corruptness/incompetence of this joke of an administration. Benghazi, just like Twitter, lives forever.

  • TocksNedlog

    Our little POTUS has binders full of solicitors.

  • Wiki David

    People keep saying “thrown under the bus”! Only conservatives get accused and tried even if only in the public eye.

    Liberals get promoted to higher responsibility, laterally transferred, on leave with pay, given awards, setup to run for another office or become high paid advisers and lobbyists.

    By now, there should be a 4 lane highway, paved with these criminals, so a double-decker bus can travel at a high rate of speed. Instead, it’s quite the opposite.

    The question that should be asked? Where is this proverbial bus going? Where is this all taking my country?

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Anyone with a shred of integrity and self-respect left should run for the exit from this so-called “administration.”

  • jetch

    I wouldn’t feel too sorry for the guy, he’s probably got a very nice job lined up with some defense industry contractor as a quid pro quo from the obama wh. he stays quiet, Obama gets to say he “took care of it” and all is forgotten…
    hmmm, someone needs to do some research and find out where these people land.

  • KansasGirl

    But what about the family?

  • Kaya Hund

    Morell’s head will pop back up again — just like Whack a Mole — these government bureaucrats never really go away.

  • OLLPOH # UnBanHana!!!!!!!

    If only we’d had the below on 9/11/2012 in Benghazi,
    or in Ft. Hood,
    or the Boston Marathon,
    Fast and Furious,
    The Underwear Bomber…
    Oh wait….we Did!
    We Guess that Our American Eagle was Rockin’ Out to The Tune of TEARS FOR FEARS song…”Everybody Wants To Rule The World” being broadcasted by Bro-0 into the headphones….

  • Steve

    Don’t stop till we know it all about Benghazi. NEVER FORGIVE…NEVER FORGET.

  • Rulz

    Just what we need—more lawyers in government.

  • Mister A

    Dear President, I’m resigning from my current position as a fry cook for McDonald’s. Please consider me for your next Secretary of Health and Human Services.

  • G.

    This guy may “resign”, but he’ll probably join Lerner and a host of other “retirees” working from home or at another desk at full pay…

  • right_on

    Gave everything to the CIA? Well, not everything. Taking one for the CIC, or the ones pulling the strings is not on the list.

  • right_on

    Has it occurred to anyone else that we are in the midst of a soft coup? Obama acolytes are in place nearly every place that matters. I want to know: will the military stand with the people, defending the Constitution of the United States of America, or with the Marxists that are circumventing it…overtly?