Paula Broadwell, the biographer and former girlfriend to Gen. David Petraeus, made comments during a speech at the University of Denver in October that may have been a breech of classified information. Broadwell claimed that Libyan militia members were held prisoner in the CIA annex during the time of the Libyan embassy attacks.
“I don’t know if a lot of you have heard this, but the CIA annex had actually had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner. And they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back,” said Broadwell.
The CIA responded Sunday saying that the information is not accurate.
Broadwell made a disclaimer to the October 26 remarks by saying that the information had not yet been vetted. Fox News Channel reported the news on the same day.
A well-placed Washington source confirms to Fox News that there were Libyan militiamen being held at the CIA annex in Benghazi and that their presence was being looked at as a possible motive for the staged attack on the consulate and annex that night.
According to multiple intelligence sources who have served in Benghazi, there were more than just Libyan militia members who were held and interrogated by CIA contractors at the CIA annex in the days prior to the attack. Other prisoners from additional countries in Africa and the Middle East were brought to this location.
(Video from the Daily Caller)