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Whistleblower: Hillary cut State’s counter-terrorism bureau out of Benghazi loop
Hotair ^ | 05/06/2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/06/2013 6:48:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

In the previous post, I noted that Darrell Issa’s witnesses in the House Oversight hearings on Benghazi would make life difficult for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Fox News reported late yesterday that one witness in particular will testify that Hillary purposefully cut out of the loop the State Department’s bureau for counter-terrorism as Benghazi burned — which will prompt all sorts of questions as to why any Secretary of State would make that decision:

On the night of Sept. 11, as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the Benghazi terror attacks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut the department’s own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making, according to a “whistle-blower” witness from that bureau who will soon testify to the charge before Congress, Fox News has learned.

That witness is Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for operations in the agency’s counterterrorism bureau. Sources tell Fox News Thompson will level the allegation against Clinton during testimony on Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Fox News has also learned that another official from the counterterrorism bureau — independently of Thompson — voiced the same complaint about Clinton and Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy to trusted national security colleagues back in October.

Thompson considers himself a whistleblower, Fox reports, and wanted to tell this story all along — but the Accountability Review Board suppressed it:

Thompson considers himself a whistle-blower whose account was suppressed by the official investigative panel that Clinton convened to review the episode, the Accountability Review Board (ARB). Thompson’s lawyer, Joseph diGenova, a former U.S. attorney, has further alleged that his client has been subjected to threats and intimidation by as-yet-unnamed superiors at State, in advance of his cooperation with Congress.

Sources close to the congressional investigation who have been briefed on what Thompson will testify tell Fox News the veteran counterterrorism official concluded on Sept. 11 that Clinton and Kennedy tried to cut the counterterrorism bureau out of the loop as they and other Obama administration officials weighed how to respond to — and characterize — the Benghazi attacks.

“You should have seen what (Clinton) tried to do to us that night,” the second official in State’s counterterrorism bureau told colleagues back in October. Those comments would appear to be corroborated by Thompson’s forthcoming testimony.

To quote Hillary, what difference at this point would it make? It’s about to rain all over her 2016 parade by painting her as an incompetent, of course, but that’s actually a by-product of her own choices. The bigger issue now is the cover-up. Why would the Obama administration try to keep a counter-terrorism response group on the sidelines during a terrorist attack? Who got to the ARB and made it into a CYA exercise rather than a real investigation?

Who knew what, and when?

Stay tuned, because Issa’s carrying dynamite, and it’s not clear exactly how the explosion will manifest itself. Expect lower-level officials to throw themselves on it to protect both Obama and Clinton, but so far it looks like higher-level officials want to go on the record, and that’s bad news for the White House.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bbwhistleblowers; benghazi; counterterrorism; hillary; hillarybenghazzi; soshillary; terrorism

1 posted on 05/06/2013 6:48:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

2 posted on 05/06/2013 6:51:03 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...which will prompt all sorts of questions as to why any Secretary of State would make that decision...”

No, no questions. She did it because she’s Hillary, and the sun rises and sets around her butt. End of story.


3 posted on 05/06/2013 6:52:30 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: SeekAndFind
It’s about to rain all over her 2016 parade by painting her as an incompetent,

Are you kidding? They'll fall all over her fat arse. There's nothing that she can do to lessen the luster this criminal has in the eyes of the dummycrat party.

Even her husband, a rapist and sexual predator is still held in the highest esteem.

Besides, at this point, "what difference does it make?"

4 posted on 05/06/2013 6:53:06 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

There no FORMER Marines!


5 posted on 05/06/2013 6:55:41 AM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s hard to challenge and dispute a person who openly gambles his career (and possibly his personal safety) in order to be on record with facts.


6 posted on 05/06/2013 6:55:42 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: laweeks
I have to agree with you. How on earth can a Liberal do ANYTHING wrong, while the criminally compliant MSM spins it THEIR way?

The MSM is as much to blame and more for what is happening. The credibility of America's leaders may never recover from what has been happening.

A couple decades of open and wholesale affirmation of all and everything Liberals do and say has undercut any credibility American politicians can claim.

7 posted on 05/06/2013 6:59:46 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SMARTY
The Dem attack machine hasn't been engaged yet. There are things worse than death Watch how the MSM treats those who come forward in the weeks ahead. There's a reason they're labeled with the pejorative “whistle blower.”
8 posted on 05/06/2013 7:08:05 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: SeekAndFind
At this stage in our national decline it is probably more meaningful to discredit Hillary with the truth, derailing her rush to the presidency, than to keep hoping for the media to wake up and hold Obama accountable for his venality, corruption and incompetence.

Trying to bring down Obama is just about a lost cause - the big media will never end their love affair with him and will protect him to the bitter end.

On the other hand, they showed in 2008 a willingness to cast Hillary aside to promote and protect Obama.

If Hillary can be brought down by the truth now, the media will throw her under the bus to save Obama.

But at the end of his presidency the media will move their blind allegiance back to Hillary. Then it will be almost impossible to hold her accountable for Benghazi.

9 posted on 05/06/2013 7:18:13 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Households paying no income tax: Reagan 19%, Clinton 25%, Bush 30%, Obama 47%)
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To: Jack Hammer

She did it because she was told to do so by her boss. No Secretary of State does things like that on his or her own.

They’re throwing her under the bus, and I think she’ll probably let them. She’ll take all the blame for this, although I think she’ll try to cover up her previous perjury with that phony I-hit-my-head-(during-my-facelift) excuse. For some reason, she’s desperately loyal to Obama, despite all the contempt with which he has treated her during her tenure as the world’s most useless SOS.

Don’t get me wrong - she’s fully capable of betraying the US and US forces on her own. But her orders to “handle it” as she did came from Obama or at least whoever it is that makes his decisions for him.


10 posted on 05/06/2013 7:18:40 AM PDT by livius
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
"Stay tuned, because Issa’s carrying dynamite,"

So sayeth the article.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

11 posted on 05/06/2013 7:28:13 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: livius

She’s a perp and perps do not like witnesses.


12 posted on 05/06/2013 7:31:29 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: SMARTY

Nothing will ever change until big media is brought down.


13 posted on 05/06/2013 7:35:07 AM PDT by fellowpatriot
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To: SeekAndFind

14 posted on 05/06/2013 7:38:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Travis McGee
The Taliban is inside the building

Latest estimate is 20,000 Taliban agents inside our nation plus countless foots soldiers all waiting for the word go. If true 911 is about to look like a pin prick.

15 posted on 05/06/2013 7:47:20 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: livius

“She did it because she was told to do so by her boss.”

We have so many wonderful posters here on FR; you were there, no doubt, and so I accept your assessment.


16 posted on 05/06/2013 7:51:24 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: no-to-illegals

Maybe - but when the 20,000 taliban-crazies go active, we get to play cowboys and muslims.

It will certainly be ugly, but we all know how it will end.


17 posted on 05/06/2013 7:53:49 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Triple

yep many innocents will die ... not looking at that fact with longing. At least the finger can be pointed at the guilty in D.C. and there is plenty of guilt for nearly all of them there in D.C. past, and present.


18 posted on 05/06/2013 8:08:25 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jack Hammer

Well, unless you think Hillary is the first Rogue Secretary of State, there’s no other conclusion that can be reached.

Do you really think Hillary went out all on her own and did this?


19 posted on 05/06/2013 8:13:45 AM PDT by livius
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To: MestaMachine

He’s the main perp, and we all know he sure doesn’t like witnesses.


20 posted on 05/06/2013 8:14:28 AM PDT by livius
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To: SeekAndFind

Democrat


21 posted on 05/06/2013 8:15:13 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: livius

Is it possible that a clintonite was running the CIA and thus gave cover for Hillary’s lies, to shift blame to Obama, and that’s why Obama’s criminal, Brennan, was sent asap to replace the clintonite?


22 posted on 05/06/2013 8:17:59 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

I think Obama was to blame, and this is all about shifting the blame away from him. BTW, when I say it started with him, probably nothing starts with him, but comes from this mysterious group of “advisers” for whom he serves as the figurehead. He’s very careful to make his or their wishes known without ever putting a signature on anything, thus having plausible deniability and being able to dump it on someone lower on the food chain.

Hillary may have done these things, but she didn’t come up with the ideas and policies on her own. She’s easily the least powerful and least respected SOS we’ve ever had, and she wouldn’t do a thing unless she knew that it was what Obama wanted. She’s also a treasonous, America-hating you know what, so I doubt that she had any objections to his plan, to the extent that he even bothered to let her know about it.

I believe she thought she was going to get the Presidency out of cooperating with Obama on Benghazi, but with her testimony and since then, I think all she really wants to do now as stay out of jail for perjury, if nothing else. It will be interesting to see if her story changes or if she’s willing to go under the bus quietly to defend her hero. It will probably depend on what Bill says.


23 posted on 05/06/2013 8:58:29 AM PDT by livius
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To: SeekAndFind
"Whistleblower: Hillary cut State’s counter-terrorism bureau out of Benghazi loop"

Including the counter-terrorism bureau wouldn't fit into the administration's tale of the attack being caused by a YouTube video. I'd still like to know who came up with that bright idea. I hope all these arrogant bastards finally hang for all their lies.

24 posted on 05/06/2013 9:00:59 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: livius

Don’t get me wrong - she’s fully capable of betraying the US and US forces on her own. But her orders to “handle it” as she did came from Obama or at least whoever it is that makes his decisions for him.”

Valerie Jarret - Mother and Brother are high-up in Muslim Brotherhood and she has these TIES to Muslims / loves Muslims and is O’s right hand gal. He doesn’t make a trip to the loo without her.
Mrs. Anthony wanna see my photos Weiner / Huma Abedin who is Hillary’s right hand gal since Bubba’s administration is of Islamic parents and has Islamic ties.

Put this together with Zippy and PIAPS literal hate for the Jews and what do you have? Benghazi, I guess and much more that perhaps we don’t know.

What


25 posted on 05/06/2013 9:16:08 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: SeekAndFind

At the ceremony when the four bodies were returned to the USA, didn’t the hilldabeast tell one of the families of those she had left to be slaughtered that she wouldn’t rest until those responsible were brought to justice and then go on to speak of the anti-islam video.


26 posted on 05/06/2013 9:46:15 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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...didn’t the hilldabeast tell one of the families of those she had left to be slaughtered that she wouldn’t rest until those responsible were brought to justice

And OJ was going to find who killed Nicole.

27 posted on 05/06/2013 12:27:19 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SeekAndFind
[Art.] I noted that Darrell Issa’s witnesses in the House Oversight hearings on Benghazi would make life difficult for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton ...

Those words rung in my ears like the opening bars of Vivaldi's "Springtime" .... wonderful!
28 posted on 05/06/2013 3:17:14 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor
Put this together with Zippy and PIAPS literal hate for the Jews ...

Who is "PIAPS"? /query

29 posted on 05/06/2013 3:21:34 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

PIAPS...... is Hillary’s old nick name while she was in senate, and was First Lady.

Pig In A Pant Suit. PIAPS.


30 posted on 05/06/2013 5:46:17 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: Iron Munro

Big Media is not the problem. They work for people with real clout. No telling what they will do now to protect their chosen ones.


31 posted on 05/06/2013 7:14:21 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: SeekAndFind; MestaMachine; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; SunkenCiv; Grampa Dave; ..
Related thread...video at link of Sunday interview on CBS:

Pickering: Why would we interview the person in charge when we could blame the flunkies, or something

32 posted on 05/13/2013 10:30:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: MHGinTN
Related thread:

The Epicenter Of Benghazi – Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor in 2012 .....

They were with Obama in the Oval Office the night of the attack.

33 posted on 05/13/2013 10:52:36 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks just watched that interview with Pickering.


34 posted on 05/13/2013 2:32:02 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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