Fox News and CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson have been busy keeping the Benghazi story alive. They must have earned a special place on the Obama’s administration’s enemies list. This week, the American People found out that John Kerry and the State Department are busy trying to silence Benghazi whistle-blowers. The State Department, the CIA, and the Defense Department have been asked to permit attorneys representing witnesses with knowledge of the Benghazi attacks access to classified information. In the manner of all Democrat regimes, they are dragging their feet in hopes the American people will forget about this “incident.” Barack Obama’s only priority is to win the house in 2014, and the liberal press is doing everything to help.
“President Obama said he’s unaware of the controversy” and pled ignorance to the possibility of interference with people who want to tell the truth about the Benghazi murders. A senior State Department official has been threatened, according to his lawyer, Victoria Toensing. Toensing, a former Justice Department official, is being stonewalled by the Kerry State Department. Kerry is probably under orders to make this go away. Mr. Kerry’s most powerful weapons (boredom and double speak) so far aren’t working.
One of the big surprises last week was the interview a military Special Ops whistleblower gave in which he explained that a 40-man unit was a couple hours away and ready to deploy at a moment’s notice, but was stopped from going in to help save the Americans at Benghazi. The execution order never happened. Neither Hillary Clinton nor her second-in-command Patrick Kennedy nor Barack Obama could be found during the attack. The units in the immediate region were ordered to “stand down.” The order most likely came from Secretary Leon Panetta.
At the time of this writing, Sen. John McCain is asking the President for the names of the 40 Benghazi survivors. Congress doesn’t know who they are. Hillary Clinton’s State Department’s Benghazi review panel has done a good job of obscuring the facts. The panel is now under investigation from the State Department’s Inspector General for not doing their jobs.
The American People deserve the truth, instead of the State Department investigating itself with predictable results. Maybe Congress should appoint an outsider to look into the matter, someone like Joe Arpaio. Don’t count on it; the inside DC elite will protect themselves.
The White House will not allow Congress to get close to the truth (remember “Fast and Furious.”) If Obama gets desperate enough, he will use “Executive Privilege” to shut everything down. Bet on it.