ATTORNEY: BENGHAZI WHISTLE-BLOWERS THREATENED BY WHITE HOUSE ISSA: PRESIDENT’S REMARKS ONLY HELP TO INTIMIDATE BENGHAZI WITNESSES

Victoria Toensing, Republican Counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, says her client, a State Department official now considered a whistle-blower in the investigation of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, has been “threatened” by Obama administration officials.

According to Toensing, these threats weren’t related to ambiguous matters. Rather, they were “specifically about Benghazi.” She says the threats went beyond the four State Department officials who’ve currently retained counsel. “People have been threatened at the CIA” as well, she claimed.

Toensing will not confirm where her client was on September 11, 2012–whether stateside, in Benghazi, or in another location outside Benghazi. However, she did say her client has “pertinent information” on the months leading up the attack, the eight hour time frame in which the actual attacks took place, and the eight day period following the attacks when the White House would not publicly classify the attacks as acts of terror.

Toensing claimed the threats relate to ending the careers of those with information about the attacks who cooperate with investigators and testify.

 PRESIDENT’S REMARKS ONLY HELP TO INTIMIDATE BENGHAZI WITNESSES

President Barack Obama appeared unaware of the legal obstructions witnesses to the Benghazi terrorist attacks are facing, telling reporters during a White House press conference on Tuesday, “I’m not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying.”

He added, “So what I’ll do is I will find out what exactly you’re referring to.”

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, shot backat President Obama on Tuesday for the President’s comments. In a statement, Issa said:

A lawyer for Benghazi whistleblowers has publicly stated that the State Department is blocking her client’s ability to talk freely with counsel. Over the past two weeks, I have sent four letters requesting that this Administration make information available about how lawyers – who already have security clearances and are representing Benghazi whistleblowers – can be cleared to fully hear their clients’ stories. I have yet to receive any response from the Obama Administration.

Washington D.C. attorney and former Justice Department official Victoria Toensing is representing a State Department employee who appears to have relevant information of the attack that took four American lives in Benghazi, Libya, including U.S. Ambassdor Chris Stevens.

“I’m not talking generally, I’m talking specifically about Benghazi – that people have been threatened,” Toensing told Fox News on Monday. “And not just the State Department. People have been threatened at the CIA.”

Issa continued in his statement, “Even if the President really doesn’t know anything about someone wanting to come forward, his position should be that whistleblowers deserve protection and that anyone who has different information about Benghazi is free to come forward to Congress.” Issa blasted Obama’s comments, saying, “The President’s unwillingness to commit himself to protecting whistleblowers only aids those in his Administration who are intimidating them.”

On April 16, Issa sent the Department of State, CIA, and Department of Defense letters “requesting that the Administration make information available for lawyers representing Benghazi whistleblowers.” Issa sent a letter dated April 26 to the State Department telling Secretary of State John Kerry that Oversight Committee investigators were being impeded from doing their jobs and the State Department still had not responded to his April 16 letter regarding legal counsel clearance.

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4 thoughts on “ATTORNEY: BENGHAZI WHISTLE-BLOWERS THREATENED BY WHITE HOUSE ISSA: PRESIDENT’S REMARKS ONLY HELP TO INTIMIDATE BENGHAZI WITNESSES

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  3. The Benghazi whistle blowers are not the only ones being harassed by the CIA and the administration. I believe a large segment of our elected officials have been compromised by the threats to either their positions and electability, or outright to them and their families. I believe Rand Paul was also compromised which changed his attitude and conviction on use of drones in the USA.
    The lies are so common place in Washington that no one can trust anything coming out of anyone’s mouth, which creates the perfect scenario for our security apparatus to push those who seemingly have power into positions supporting that apparatus.

    Even if the politicians tell the truth now, they are not believed, thus if they are pushed into a corner by that security apparatus, no one will believe them when they speak of it. The Cosa Nostra in Washington along with its security apparatus needs to be taken down a notch with the truth spread far and wide.

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