Skip to comments.State Dept. Blocks Lawyers from Representing Benghazi Whistleblowers
Posted on 04/29/2013 6:04:36 AM PDT by kristinn
The State Department is blocking local lawyer Victoria Toensing from representing whistleblowers on the 2012 Benghazi attacks, according to her legal partner and husband Joe DiGenova. Teonsing wants to represent such whistleblowers at the upcoming Congressional hearings about the Benghazi case.
"The Department of State is refusing to grant clearances to Victoria and other people who want to represent the whistleblowers in an attempt to prevent the testimony," DiGenova said.
The fix is in to pave the way for Hillary 2016..
Holy crap this is getting stupid.
Well of course. The Feds don’t want any more witnesses to have insider knowledge of the betrayal of the American people or it’s state secrets.
Breitbart has an article on this as well:
Oh look...more silence from the GOP...well until their shills hit the threads making yet another excuse for their betraying America.
How is this possible?
Aren’t they allowed to hire counsel as in everyone’s right to representation
Denying them their right to representation on a clearance technicality. Very clever. Of course it will take at least ten years for this to wind it’s way up to SCOTUS for a decision.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
Time to put it all on talk radio and then hannity at night.
If this is not a HUGE red flag of a cover-up, what is?
With these miserable bastards in DC, anything is possible. They just do what they want. Constitution and Bill of Rights be damned.
Standing by for Bohner to put the WH on notice.
“How is this possible?”
Those who control the pensions of the Federal goons with the guns and 1.6 billion rounds of hollow point ammo can do anything they darn well please.
“Political power grows out of the muzzle of a gun.”
Actually, it doesn't take that long in disputes between branches of the federal government. The question is does the House have the guts to assert its prerogatives?
Ping List Please.
Meanwhile, Obama and hang, who could NEVER get any level of security clearance if they were applying for government work, now have access to EVERY U.S. Secret.
it just isn’t right.
“With these miserable bastards in DC, anything is possible. They just do what they want. Constitution and Bill of Rights be damned.”
And some one thought that a state law keeping background
checks from going into a national database would do any good.
This administration is lawless, exempting itself from the laws
they pass on us, like Obamacare. We are now a first world
country with a third world government.
The US State Department is traitorous and it is past time to tell one secret. An additional duty I had was base COMSEC Officer (communication security). About 1978, I got a Top Secret message from DoD that said the State Department had given permission to Seafloat (USSR shipping) to unload ships on one coast and to drive unescorted to the other coast. This was never coordinated with DoD. The trucks are sealed and are to be treated as diplomatic pouches. They are required to stay on interstate highways. When DoD discovered this, we followed some of the trucks and they were leaving main roads to park outside military bases. DoD does not have the resources to follow every truck. Be alert for suspicious vehicles and be certain all classified processed electronically on your base satisfies COMSEC requirements. I advised all base authorities and never got an update from DoD or heard anything in the MSM. Those communist trucks could have prepositioned all types of weapons or terrorist across our country.
It is stupid of the Regime to do this... Getting into a fight with photogenic, media-savvy, well-spoken lawyers.
Terrorists have lawyers appointed for them and whistleblowers are blocked from having lawyers?
>Getting into a fight with photogenic, media-savvy, well-spoken lawyers.
Who also know plenty of conservative hosts that will gladly give them facetime on just about anywhere they want to go.
“Terrorists have lawyers appointed for them and whistleblowers are blocked from having lawyers?”
No. Just from having lawyers that holder didn’t pick.
Joe DiGenova, former US Attorney for DC who declined prosecution regarding the passport files search done about the Clintons and whom prosecuted Cocaine Mayor Barry....gee I wonder why they would not want him or his partner acting as counsel: they want to keep the cat in the bag.
They don't care. They think they have the bit in the teeth and can do anything they want. So far, the courts and the House have proven them correct. If there is no effective opposition, each offence will generate the next until the US is truly transformed and Lord Obama and his agents can lock down a major city, conduct searches at gun point in private homes without a warrant and do anything they want...
There is no such thing as the GOP, in the new world of diversity the Government On Parade consists of both right and left handed sock puppets.
Well there are a couple of old American sayings that should give the DHS pause to think about their billions of rounds of pistol ammo.
First the difference between a sniper and a deer hunter is what they are looking at through the scope.
And Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.
I remember the Watergate hearings and the media at that time. If Nixon’s people put a paper clip on the right side of a bunch of papers instead of the left side, well that was front page news. Now, because the media thinks governance is the same as a crosstown high school football game, we hear nothing from them. Our media is less than a joke.
On Friday April 26, Issa sent a letter to the SoS Kerry "demanding" that the attorneys representing the whistleblowers be cleared (be given clearances) so they can talk to their clients about classified information.
Right now, the State Dept is refusing to give security clearances to people like Victoria...."They want to protect Hillary and Obama."
According to DiGenova, Toensing currently holds a Top Secret clearance, obtained within the last year.
Interviewer refers to WaPo op-ed [this may be the one he is referring to] defending Hillary. DeGenova says that article is "maliciously false or it is completely uninformed."
"That performance by her in front of both committees in the House and Senate was her grand jury appearance during White Water all over again." LOL!
Mesta: Has Issa set a date for the hearing yet?
Sounds to me like the troika (Obama, Holder, Kerry) intend to give clearances at the very last minute so attorneys are as ill-prepared as possible for the hearing; or else, they intend to delay the hearing until they get all of their lying ducks in a row--- or both.
and Victoria Toensing already has a TOP SECRET security clearance...
She’s actually a FReeper, if I can remember her frname.
What prevents the Benghazi victims from hiring Tunsing, collectively, for $1.00, as private counsil?
ahh! Ping me please if you do.
Not when their testimony might be derermental to Hillary or obama, the godess and god of the left and parasites universally.
Freedom Loving Americans v. The Establishment.
The GOP is so far gone.
They only raise their heads slightly from their slumber when something so outrageous as 0bamaCare comes along.
Otherwise, they fund it. They funded 0bamaCare this year. They can’t shift their lazy arses to oppose squat.
What would you expect from the ‘most transparent administration ever’ ?
It appears Hugo Chavez didn't die but took a leave of absence to "fix" things here. He's getting plenty of help from his buddies in the Americofascist governing class.
Stalin could only be green with envy and wish he could break eggs so smoothly!
“A date for the next hearing will be announced soon. Citing concerns about possible retaliation whistleblowers could face at the hands of administration officials, Chairman Issa has declined to publicly name those who have been in contact with the committee.”
state ‘clearing’ her to deal with classified information.
Oh come on now, he’s just getting ready to put a white flag in the sand—that’ll show ‘em!
ONLY terrorists are entitled to counsel in
the ISLAMIC CALIPHATE WHICH WAS ONCE THE U.S.A.
Whose ship will sink?
SOP for Hilary(!). She sought to deprive Richard Nixon of counsel during the Watergate investigation as well.