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. (Snip) Toensing claimed the threats relate to ending the careers of those with information about the attacks who
Comments: If true, Chicago politics will be put to the test yet again, as they seek to cover this up or poo poo it as "What Difference Does It Make?"
There is something so "Chicago Thug" about this. The problem that this administration has is now having to face is that some people simply will not be intimidated!!! Somewhere in the distance someone is getting all wee-wee´d up over this approaching train wreck!!!
I know it´s easy to play the ´what if the Bush administration did this......´, but just imagine if witnesses to a meeting of President Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld wherein the decision to go into Iraq was made . We would see plans in place for a ticker tape parade for the ´heroes´.
To not coin a phrase, don´t get your hopes up. Many times over the past 20 years, democrat scandal after democrat scandal was covered up with the help of the corrupt media who cheerfully carry the water for the democrats. When tangible evidence of threats against whistleblowers is produced that names names, I´ll sit up in my chair.
There is so much political/main stream media inbreeding that a story this hot will have to run the gauntlet to get the kind of traction that will be needed to expose this administration. Progressives haven´t gotten this close to attaining their goal to see it brought down by the deaths of four Americans. It will get ugly and very dangerous for anyone who tries to get to the bottom of this. Can we count on Republicans to stay the course and pursue this until the truth is revealed? That is the $64,000 question.
While the decision to stand up to this Administration is very difficult, I pray they have the strength to continue to expose what occurred in Benghazi. They may ultimately save this country by their courage.
These will have to be courageous people. We have all seen the lengths to which the Democrats went to destroy descent men such as Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas, whom they felt were a proximate threat to their ideology and agenda.
These putative witnesses, if perceived to pose a similar existential threat to the most daring and successful Leftist/Marxist salient in the history of the Republic, will come under the most withering personal attacks imaginable. Their courage in coming forward is extraordinary, and they will need all the support that good citizens can give them.
One does wonder who else is protecting obama and his groupies. Over 120 members of the House have signed on to co-author a bill of Rep Wolf, HR36, to form a ´Select Committee´ to investigate Benghazi, but the cryer speaker, Boehner, will not bring this bill to the floor. According to one of his staffers, Rick, he knows the bill will pass...........now, why won´t he bring it to the floor for a vote? Why???? Is he being blackmailed by obama for something? He sure seems to be protecting him.
When this is all sorted out, Tom Donilon will be found to have played a great part in the "damage control" lies, withholding of information, distortions. The works. It was and is his primary assignment to protect Obie from sticky international incidents. Only a little more than a week after Benghazi, this feature article on Donilon´s role as fixer appeared in the New York Times:
WASHINGTON — When President Obama flies to New York on Monday afternoon for the United Nations General Assembly, he will dispense with the usual battery of one-on-one meetings with world leaders so he can tape an appearance on “The View” and return by midweek to the battleground state of Ohio. Left to help smooth over any ruffled feathers will be Tom Donilon.
Gray-suited, meticulous and little known to the public, Mr. Donilon is the president’s national security adviser and central figure in American foreign policy, “the most important person in the mix,” according to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. In this critical campaign season, he has also become the president’s geopolitical bodyguard, charged with keeping the world at bay for another 43 days.
Im beginning to wonder if the minor State Dept offical that testified before congress last fall (was it?) might not be one of the whistleblowers. Wasnt he one of the ones that was put on administrative leave? Not fired, but basically sent to Siberia in the State Dept. He has served under a couple administrations, and I got the feeling he knew alot more than he was able to say in those hearings.
Remember Kathleen Willey? She was threatened during the bubba clinton administration if she testified about the pervert president fondling her in the Oval Office.
This "threat" is meant to protect the demorats presidencial candidate in 2016 -- the unatttractive shrew, mrs. bubba clinton. She was the one who didn´t do her job as sec of state and our people died in Benghazi. SHE is to blame for the cover/up. SHE is the heartless shrew who tried to shut down the witnesses....
@#9: The answer is no. The GOP cannot be counted on to do anything right. One only needs to watch their performance last January when Shrillary `testified` before their committee. It was nothing short of a disgusting display of political butt kissing.
On one of the many news websites I scanned recently there was a theory offered that the plan (US) in Bengazi was to abduct Amb. Stevens as a hostage to trade for someone "special" we´re holding; & that it got out of hand by the over zealous thugs hired to do this. That 0 needed another UBL moment to boost his ratings before the election.
The denial of assistance for our people was to faciliate this abduction & when that fell apart they couldn´t afford to have anyone find out about the CIA operation which was there providing arms to the alleged Syrian rebels. All theory/speculation but in the realm of possible vs. probable. Obviously, no-one bothered to anticipate that a loyal ex-Navy Seal would go against repeated "stand down" orders & go to the aid at the consulate & then be joined by another brave ex-Seal to fend off the later attack at the CIA compound. Regardless, I´d still like to know the who and why of the order to stand down.
the main stream media is dying! The newspapers are thinner and thinner. The people of this country support the papers with ads/purchase. We our number them.
Also, the Democrats have ruined the public education to such a degree, many graduate do not know how to read and are not interested. Recently, I encountered a chashier who could hardly make change.
The people threatened are here to be threatened because of those who gave their life to save theirs. Surely, that gift of life is worth coming forth and providing the truth out of respect for those who died.
Victoria Toensing has always been & is a constant, long-time champion of Constitutional Law and the Liberty which those principles secure equally for all in the USA. She is a patriot and a hero for Justice in the USA. IMO, she will see this 0bama/Clinton Benghazi disaster through the end, which is accountability for the American lives that were lost.
dem pols have no shame ...But, the Administration/media cover-up isn´t working!
Toensing claimed the threats relate to ending the careers of those with information about the attacks who cooperate with investigators and testify. So what? Every one of the Benghazi whistleblowers could be arrested, lined up on the White House lawn right now, live video feeds akimbo, with President Obama shooting every one of them in the head. It would NOT matter and I promise you his poll numbers would skyrocket. Anyone objecting to Obama shooting the whistleblowers in the head live on TV would be called racists and THAT would become the story, not the executions. We are in a place called the United States controlled by the votes of masses of abject morons, being taken advantage of by Saul Alinsky grads. It´s that simple. Not a thing will happen to Obama, Hillary, Holder, Kerry or anyone else in the regime, no matter if there are video pictures of Hillary ordering the deaths of the Americans in Benghazi. Three cheers for Vicky but unfortunately it´s won´t amount to any kind of justice. Truth, virtue, integrity, belief in God is gone from this government and it ain´t coming back. The Titanic´s on the bottom of the ocean and no amount of Floaties will bring it back.
Retired Admiral Lyons was on Lou Dobbs tonight. He speculated (no evidence) that either Boehner had a Petreaus-type problem and was being blackmailed OR that Boehner had been briefed on what was really going on - the transfer of weapons to Syria via Turkey, and, thus, he would be complicit. I had never thought of the second scenario.
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