Skip to comments.Whistleblower: Hillary cut State’s counter-terrorism bureau out of Benghazi loop
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 agencys 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.
“...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.
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?"
There no FORMER Marines!
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.
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.
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.
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.
So sayeth the article.
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She’s a perp and perps do not like witnesses.
Nothing will ever change until big media is brought down.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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?
He’s the main perp, and we all know he sure doesn’t like witnesses.