The CIA reportedly just released an explosive internal document from 2005, which blames former president Bill Clinton for “bankrupting” the FBI.
According to the Conservative Tribune, the CIA accused Clinton of spreading resources too thin in the intelligence community, putting the American public at risk. The document was written by George J. Tenet, the former CIA Director.
Tenet claimed that Clinton did not allocate proper resources to the intelligence community, and that the former president refused to give priority to anti-terrorism initiatives.
The Conservative Tribune reported:
Tenet was director of the CIA at the time of the 9/11 attacks and had borne the brunt of the blame from the Democrats for not anticipating and heading off the attacks.
However, the 2005 memo paints a starkly different picture, indicating Tenet had been concerned about Osama bin Laden all the way back to 1998 but had lacked the necessary resources to properly pursue him.
According to the Washington Times, the document also revealed that Tenet had helped stop another “major attack” by Al Qaeda in 1999 or 2000, without providing details of the planned terrorist act.
Tenet reportedly wrote the report in response to another document which put blame on him for the 9/11 attacks. The former CIA Director wrote, “Your report does not adequately address the context of an intelligence community that had to respond to wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, the prospect of war between India and Pakistan, China’s military buildup and threat to Taiwan, the requirements of policy makers, particularly in Congress, to pursue narco-traffickers in Central and South America, and numerous other such requirements.”
He continued, “Despite all of these stresses, despite the fact that we had effectively been in Chapter 11 as an intelligence community, we continued on a path to methodically increase both CIA and intelligence community resources and our personnel base devoted to terrorism.”
The release of these documents could have a negative impact on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
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