James Woods took to Twitter after the CNN scoop about CIA operatives in Benghazi.
As we previously reported, CNN broke the story that the CIA had dozens of agents on the ground when four Americans were killed during the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack. Not only that, but the spy agency is going to unprecedented lengths to pressure operatives from leaking sensitive information or even talking to Congress. In an effort to prevent information from coming out, CIA agents involved with Benghazi operations are being subjected to frequent polygraph, or lie detector, tests. The spy agency is also taking other steps to try to intimidate any would-be whistleblowers. Subsequently we reported that an allegation has emerged that CIA was, or is, funneling missiles to Syrian rebels from Benghazi.
Woods -- who seems to be getting more political in his social media activity -- took a lot of heat late last month after President Obama's Trayvon Martin speech in which tweeted among other things that "The only reason people lock their car doors when Obama walks by is they are afraid he'll tax them to death." He also weighed in on the need for jobs and skills training to address societal problems.
In the aftermath of the CNN report late last week, Woods used Twitter to assert that "The key to #BENGAZHI atrocity being solved may now lie with the press. Even running dogs like our Lib press may turn on Obama for Pulitzers" and "When Obama lackeys like CNN start doing true investigative journalism like the CIA exposé today, there is now a sense of blood in the water."
According to an unnamed inside source that spoke with Mediaite, "Some CNN reporters are reportedly fearful now that their access to the White House will be hampered following their probing into a story that members of the Obama administration would prefer remain uninvestigated." The sourced added that "I would suggest it's not an accident that those who have been given a lot of access to the president have generally been AWOL when it comes to stories that might reflect poorly on him. It's the name of the game. And it's bad for everyone trying to do this job the right way."
Known for playing many intense, over-the-top characters, James Woods has 134 entries at IMDB for acting roles and several entries for producing, directing, and writing. At this stage of his career, Woods, 66, who currently appears in White House Down, is probably unconcerned how his Obama administration criticism would affect his ability to get work in liberal Hollywood.
The key to #BENGAZHI atrocity being solved may now lie with the press. Even running dogs like our Lib press may turn on Obama for Pulitzers.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 3, 2013
The Benghazi-CIA connection does seem to have attracted the attention of some media outlets that were previously downplaying the scandal. According to The Atlantic, "But if CNN's report is correct, the CIA is at minimum trying to hide something huge from Congress, something that CIA agents might otherwise want to reveal -- itself a reason for Congress to press hard for information. And if speculation about moving weapons is grounded in anything substantive, that would be an additional reason to investigate what the CIA is doing in Libya."
Rep. Trey Gowdy, a member of the House committee investigation the scandal, claims that the CIA Benghazi survivors have been put in what amounts to a Mafia-style witness protection program to keep them quiet. Gowdy said on FNC that "Including changing names, creating aliases. Stop and think what things are most calculated to get at the truth? Talk to people with first-hand knowledge. What creates the appearance and perhaps the reality of a cover-up? Not letting us talk with people who have the most amount of information, dispersing them around the country and changing their names."
Do you think the American people will ever learn the truth about what happened in Benghazi?