Did Administration Threaten Benghazi Whistleblowers?

Their lawyer says the O admin did

(Fox News) At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News has learned.

Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.

“I’m not talking generally, I’m talking specifically about Benghazi – that people have been threatened,” Toensing said in an interview Monday. “And not just the State Department. People have been threatened at the CIA.”

Ms. Toensing has refused to identify her client, but has stated that the person has knowledge on what happened in the months before the 9/11 attack, during the attack, and after the attack. She has further stated that the threats are about the ending of careers if people testify, a clear violation of federal law.

It’s been over 7 months, and we still do not fully know what happened, particularly before and during the attack. The O administration has been stonewalling and stalling, refusing to provide the full information. Of course, let’s admit that Republicans made a huge mistake in focusing on the talking points surrounding the video that supposedly started the attack.

And you have a special forces operator stating that forces could have gotten to Benghazi by at least the 2nd attack, and that the special forces community feels betrayed.

It should be very interesting when these folks sit down and testify in front of Congress. Of course, liberals have already wrote the deaths of Americans, including our ambassador, as a “big nothing burger.” These are the same people who whined about the August 6th PDB and the “Downing Street Memo” for over half a decade (some still are), yet want no details of Benghazi.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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5 Responses to “Did Administration Threaten Benghazi Whistleblowers?”

  1. Gummie_no-name-it-seems says:

    August 6th PDB ?
    Downing St Memo ?
    the… what?

    I really don’t see this Benghazi investigation going anywhere. You got people who can’t stand firm against budget cuts, but we expect them to stand firm on this?

  2. gitarcarver says:

    The Congress really has nothing to do with this, Gumball.

    The Whistleblower Act of 2012 (signed by Obama) provides protection for whistleblowers in the the government in the case of provides civil and criminal protection against those who seek to silence people within the government who have reported fraud, misconduct or malfeasance.

    The bill does not apply to the CIA, but it sure as heck does apply to the State Department.

    Congress is not the decider of the truth or merits for whistleblowers. A separate court of law is.

  3. […] happened before, during, and after the attack in Benghazi [see also: William Teach's thoughts here] and the threatening of State Department and CIA officials by the Executive who are scheduled to […]

  4. Gumball_Edits says:

    GC, I was thinking more along the lines of the hearings and investigations.

    Our R people can grab the papers and wave them around like the best of Democrats waiving around papers proclaiming budget cuts for your kid’s school lunches, but, do we really expect anything to get fixed? To be held responsible?

    Do we really expect Obama to be held liable for the deaths of Border Guards and hundreds of Mexican civilians? Or the deaths of Americans shot by those guns in the hands of Drug Gangs?

    Do we really expect Ms Clinton to be held responsible for denying security for our embassies? .. that led to the deaths of 5 American people at our embassies?

    Do we really expect racist Atty General Eric Holder to arrest and sue Obama and Clinton when he himself spits in the eyes of our laws?

    What can Congress do then? ………………

  5. Teapartyguardian says:

    Time to NAME names! And kick some butt the old American Way…

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