U.S. Paid Benghazi Informant $7 Million

Mainstream tv media continues its blackout on the major trial of the 2012 Benghazi attacks.

One piece of information that came out was the payment towards an informant the U.S. used to capture Ahmed Abu Khattala.

After armed men stormed the American diplomatic mission and assaulted a C.I.A. base in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012, the United States turned to a Libyan to help gather information about Ahmed Abu Khattala, a prime suspect in the deadly attacks.

The 40-year-old informant testified matter-of-factly for hours in federal court in Washington on Monday and Tuesday under the pseudonym of Ali Majrisi. He implicated Mr. Khattala in the attacks that killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, and spoke of his initial reservations about working with the United States, which eventually paid him a $7 million reward for his work.

Read the rest here via New York Times

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