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    Former Benghazi CIA Chief Slams '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi' in Interview
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    John Krasinski (left) and Pablo Schreiber in "13 Hours."

    The former CIA chief in Benghazi says a pivotal scene in "13 Hours" —the new Michael Bay movie about the 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead — is baloney, NBC News reported.

    Identified only as Bob, the CIA man said he never gave an order to abort the mission to rescue the besieged U.S. diplomats less than a mile away from his base in the Libyan city — a scene depicted in the movie, opening Friday, that purports to be a true retelling of the tragedy.

    "There never was a stand-down order," Bob, speaking publicly for the first time, told the Washington Post. "At no time did I ever second-guess that the team would depart."

    MItchell Zukoff, the author of the book on which the movie is based, told the Washington Post he stands by the scene and that it is based on first-hand accounts.