Are State Dept and CIA officials being threatened over upcoming #Benghazi testimony?

Posted by: ST on April 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Disturbing - via  Fox News’ James Rosen:

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.”

Toensing declined to name her client. She also refused to say whether the individual was on the ground in Benghazi on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, when terrorist attacks on two U.S. installations in the Libyan city killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.

However, Toensing disclosed that her client has pertinent information on all three time periods investigators consider relevant to the attacks: the months that led up to the attack, when pleas by the ambassador and his staff for enhanced security in Benghazi were mostly rejected by senior officers at the State Department; the eight-hour time frame in which the attacks unfolded, and the eight-day period that followed the attacks, when Obama administration officials incorrectly described them as the result of a spontaneous protest over a video.

“It’s frightening, and they’re doing some very despicable threats to people,” she said. “Not ‘we’re going to kill you,’ or not ‘we’re going to prosecute you tomorrow,’ but they’re taking career people and making them well aware that their careers will be over [if they cooperate with congressional investigators].”

Shocked? Don’t be.  We all know how officials who Displease The One – or portray him in a negative light – get treated in this administration.   And on an issue as serious as Benghazi, the stakes are higher for whistle-blowers in this administration than they ever have been before. Please pray for them.

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7 Responses to “Are State Dept and CIA officials being threatened over upcoming #Benghazi testimony?”

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  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    Welcome to the United States of Chicago, a thugocracy pure and simple. Somewhere Al Capone must be smiling.

    Notice a common thread here. Benghazi was blamed on an internet video while the Boston bombing investigation’s cover story is also an internet video. The lastest one is supposed to be a tutorial on bomb making. People generally do not mind being lied to so long as the prevaricator has at least shown some thought and imagination in constructing the lie. These are garden variety, and therefore, insulting.

  2. JoyO says:

    This Administration did not take any action to save the four Americans. Then, they lied for over two weeks about the video. Seven months later, they have not found the guilty terrorists and punished them and they are threatening government employees with loss of their jobs and probably prison if they testify before Congress. Does the Obama Administration have no integrity? Did they never learn that our Constitution gives Congress oversight responsibilities? Do they not know that they can be impeached for this?

  3. JoyO says:

    This Administration did not take any action to save the four Americans. Then, they lied for over two weeks about the video. Seven months later, they have not punished the guilty terrorists and today we are finding out that they are threatening government employees with loss of their jobs (and probably prison) if they testify before Congress. Does the Obama Administration have no integrity? Did they never learn that our Constitution gives Congress oversight responsibilities? Do they not know that they can be impeached for this?

  4. Carlos says:

    Does the Obama Administration have no integrity? Did they never learn that our Constitution gives Congress oversight responsibilities? Do they not know that they can be impeached for this?

    1. None whatsoever. If they did Obama would never have been a state senator, let alone POTUS.

    2. Never occurs to them because Obhammed is king of all, and besides, the Constitution is outdated and was written by old white men, many of whom were slave owners.

    3. You’re kidding, right? The spineless weasel Republican “leadership” wouldn’t even entertain the thought of impeachment, much less act on it.

    Hopefully, JoyO, this will not go away, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. And it will have zero effect on the low-info voter, whose only concerns are whether they get to keep their Obamaphones and whether their welfare checks will get there in time to cash at the bar.

  5. Sefton says:

    It’s not just the clients, but Ms. Toensing better watch her back as well. The only dots that need to be connected with that statement are the history of certain Clinton associates and Hillary’s current involvement, including her plans for 2016.
    I’d wager there’s a “dirt team” already going over Ms. Toensing’s entire life.

  6. Tex says:

    Shocker – Liberals threatening people who don’t tow the Democratic Party line and/or voice contrary opinions! Who could have imagined they’d do that?

  7. Carlos says:

    I’ve got proof-positive that they are being threatened! Obhammed came out this morning and categorically denied it, and with his track record of veracity, what better proof is there than that?