This group has a few to many connections to terrorists. Maybe this will allow Trey Gowdy to get his committee involved.
Check it out:
The shadowy private intelligence firm subcontracted by the Defense Department that provided information on kidnapped soldier Bowe Bergdahl was partnered with another obscure outfit that provided security at the attacked U.S. special mission in Libya.
FoxNews.com reported Friday the Eclipse Group, run by former intelligence operatives, provided the military with intelligence that Bergdahl converted to Islam, declared he was a “mujahid,” or Islamic warrior, and at certain times was allowed by his captors to carry a gun.
Eclipse is headed by Duane R. “Dewey” Clarridge, a former senior CIA operations officer known for his role in the so-called Iran-Contra Affair, where senior U.S. administration officials secretly helped to facilitate the sale of arms to Iran despite an embargo. Clarridge was charged with seven counts of perjury and false statements to Congress but was pardoned by President George H.W. Bush in 1992.
A 2011 New York Times article first disclosed that in 2009, another security firm affiliated with Clarridge, the American International Security Corporation, received a Pentagon contract for about $6 million to provide “atmospheric information.” It was that firm that reportedly subcontracted Clarridge’s Eclipse.
The Times reported that from 2009 to 2010, Clarridge provided intelligence on possible anti-U.S. attacks in Afghanistan, Taliban leadership meetings in Pakistan and even an in-depth report on the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network, which was holding Bergdahl.