It looks like the Obama Administration’s Benghazi scandal is ramping up again, as well it should, now that there are allegations that the White House is threatening witnesses to save Barack Obama’s skinny yellow neck:
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.
Yes, Hillary Clinton’s State Department utterly failed to provide security to known and expected threats against the embassy staff.
Yes, there are legitimate question’s about the embassy’s mission, and whether they were running weapons to al Qaeda-affiliated fighters in Syria through Turkey.
Yes, the Administration scapegoated a YouTube video that almost no one saw, and put the filmmaker in prison on the flimsiest of charges.
Yes, there may be a Watergate-style cover-up or one that s even worse.
All that allowed, the biggest scandal is that only Barack Obama had cross-border authority, and he refused to allow an already airborne force of 100 Recon Marines to swoop in and save Americans and allied nationals under attack in Benghazi.
Put bluntly, he left more than two dozen men to possibly die, and crawled into bed so that he could make two campaign stops in Colorado the next day. Think about the kind of man who could do that to American citizens, and wonder why he isn’t already in a federal prison for the rest of his days.
Update: A Spec Ops type has come forward to state there were even more options to rescue the forces pinned down in Benghazi, including C-110, an elite commander’s in extremis force (not, as some dolts are reporting, a “commanders and extremists force”) that Obama declined to put into action. A CIF recruits from Green Beret units and is given specialized training, and from what I gather, does in real life what gamers pretend to do in the Modern Warfare FPS games.
They were created to deal with situations like the consulate attack in Benghazi.
C-110, the Recon Marines, and the Marine FIST unit in Spain are just three special operations-capable units we know that were in theater and could have extracted the 30 American and allied forces under attack that night in Benghazi, either with a minimal footprint if so commanded, or they could have likely smoked the entire terrorist group, as could have the MC-130W “Dragon Spear” that some still insist was within striking distance that night.
Regardless of these details, the larger facts remain. The Obama Administration left a U.S. consulate undefended when the threat level in the area was so high all other nations had removed their diplomatic staff. They hung Chris Stevens and Sean Smith out to dry… for reasons that have not been satisfactorily explained, but which appear to be related to smuggling Libyan weapons to Syrian militiamen that oh, by the way, are aligned with al Qaeda.
If this is true, Barack Obama got Americans killed while providing aid to the enemy.
What is the word for that again?