Last week I directed you to a congressional report which revealed damning information about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, which led to the death of four Americans. The report went a long way in shedding light on the lead up to the attack and what many believe to be the subsequent cover-up by the administration as to what really happened.
But there are people out there who have intimate knowledge of what happened in Benghazi. Where are they and why haven't we heard from them? The answer: Because this administration has intimidated them into silence, according to Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee. The threats seem to be directed toward the careers of these whistleblowers; Their futures would be jeopardized if they chose to come forward.
Toensing is attempting to represent Benghazi whistleblowers in preparation for a House Oversight committee investigation. The problem? The State Department is apparently refusing to give Chairman Darrell Issa the process in order to clear Toensing and present classified information. She claims that Chairman Issa has sent two letters asking for clearance for the process, but so far the State Department has refused to provide the process for clearance. In other words, these people are being denied representation and the ability to tell their classified stories for the purposes of this investigation.
When asked about this at his press conference earlier today, Obama gave a laughably short response claiming that he has no idea what this reporter was talking about. Yeah … right. Very convenient, Mr. President.
Victoria Toensing brought up an excellent point this morning on Fox News, which was the fact that the Boston terrorist has quickly been armed with a team of lawyers all at the tax-payers expense. Yet she cannot get cleared to represent these Benghazi whistleblowers, whom she is representing for free. A great point, which speaks to the apparent hypocrisy within this administration.
We also have reports thanks to Fox News' Adam Housley that help was available but did not deploy in order to save those being attacked in Benghazi. According to this special operations member who witnessed the attack, "I know for a fact that C110 was doing a training exercise not in the region of northern Africa but in Europe and they have the ability to react and respond.” He says they could have been there before the second attack.