In a ritual as old as the existence of the modern intelligence community, leaks are beginning to spill out protecting the CIA from having to take the fall for Obama’s Libya cover-up.

Via CBS News, CIA found militant links a day after Libya attack:

U.S. officials tell The Associated Press that the CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours of last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate that there was evidence it was carried out by militants, not a mob upset about an American-made, anti-Muslim movie.

It is unclear whether anyone outside the CIA saw the cable at that point or how high up in the CIA the information went.

The Obama administration maintained publicly for a week that the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi that killed four Americans was a result of the mobs that staged less-deadly protests across the Muslim world around the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S.

Expect more as Obama tries to push responsibility down the line:

The politicos are trying to get the top bureaucrats to take the spear. It ain’t going to happen. These Obama types might think they are very clever, tough, and devious Chicago politicians, but they obviously have never gone up against senior career State Department bureaucrats fighting for their jobs and reputations. Foggy Bottom vs. Chicago? Put your money on Foggy Bottom.

I can guarantee you that the State bureaucrats are burning up the phone lines, running down their cell phones batteries, and going hoarse in “off the record” calls to Congressmen, staffers, and journalists.

18 days until the election.  I hope the bureaucrats have recharged their cell phones.

Maybe there will be an October surprise after all.

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