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State Dept Continues to Hide Identities of Benghazi Survivors from Congress
Breitbart ^ | 5/7/13 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 05/07/2013 6:43:52 PM PDT by Nachum

As the congressional investigation into the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, continues to heat up, State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters on Monday that the administration is allowing survivors of the attack and other Department employees to come forward and tell the truth about what happened.

“We have always encouraged any State Department employee who wants to share their story and tell the truth,” Ventrell said on Monday, according to the Washington Post.

But a letter the State Department’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Thomas Gibbons sent to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the same day tells a completely different story. Gibbons was responding to a request from Graham for the administration to allow Congress to interview the five Diplomatic Security agents who survived the attack.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: South Carolina; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazisurvivors; dept; graham; hide; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; lies; obama; southcarolina; state; survivors; thomasgibbons; ventrell; waronterror

1 posted on 05/07/2013 6:43:52 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 05/07/2013 6:44:26 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Transparency.

/s

3 posted on 05/07/2013 6:46:20 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Nachum

Guys, unleash H3ll. I don’t care where it goes anymore.

Get these ba$tards. All of them.

Nachum.......if there’s a ‘gun incident’ of any kind tomorrow, MARK MY WORDS, it, along with ALL the others in the national news, are being called in. On cue.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 6:49:17 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Nachum
...a request from Graham for the administration to allow Congress to interview the five Diplomatic Security agents who survived the attack.

I don't understand. Why don't they just subpoena the people?

5 posted on 05/07/2013 6:52:47 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Nachum

Lindsey Gramnesty can redeem himself a little bit if he pulls this one off.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 6:53:53 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You can't force people to care.)
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To: Nachum
“We have always encouraged any State Department employee who wants to share their story and tell the truth,” Ventrell said on Monday

why does dirty harry and make my day pop up in my head

7 posted on 05/07/2013 6:54:07 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Nachum
State Dept Continues to Hide Identities of Benghazi Survivors from Congress

Obstruction.

8 posted on 05/07/2013 6:56:44 PM PDT by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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9 posted on 05/07/2013 6:58:15 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: jeffc

They GOP doesn’t want to do anything besides make a little fuss. Must have done polling or something.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 7:13:08 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Nachum

Charge 4 counts of murder/Man 1. Start arresting people for Congressional obstruction under national security grounds.

No reason but complicity stops them. None.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 7:14:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nachum

This is only because they have not found how to discredit them yet. Once they have a plan to destroy these people; if they talk we’ll “know” all sorts of things about them - even if the facts are made up.

People are expendable to this regime; the agenda is all important.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 7:15:01 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: logic101.net
"People are expendable to this regime; the agenda is all important."

Such is the case in all socialist or Marxist elitist states.

13 posted on 05/07/2013 7:25:14 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: combat_boots

Yep. Waiting to see what kind of surprise happens tomorrow that causes all Benghazi hearing broadcasts to be preempted.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 7:30:13 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: jeffc
I don't understand. Why don't they just subpoena the people?

Do they know the names of the five they wish to interview, or their whereabouts? If this evil corrupt administration is still managing to conceal the names and locations of the survivors, it might be next to impossible to subpoena them.

15 posted on 05/07/2013 7:30:32 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Nachum

My, my.....what’s going on at the State Department that so many of their employees have to be kept secret? Do we have another intelligence agency these days? The stinking Democrats went berserk over American intelligence agencies in the 60s and 70s, and now they’re starting them up all over the place. What a bunch of hypocrites.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 7:32:24 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: logic101.net
RE: "if they talk we’ll “know” all sorts of things about them"

I keep thinking about what you said there. We should watch the media on this since they have refused to explore the back ground of Barack Obama and his associates.

Its always interesting that as soon as something they can sensationalize and use politically, like George Zimmerman turns up, they know every aspect of his life and talk to every relative withing 24 hours. Yet, we still know nothing of Obama's missing college years, and have heard from no one that went to class with him at Columbia or sat through one of his lectures at Chicago U.

17 posted on 05/07/2013 7:38:25 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: combat_boots
..if there’s a ‘gun incident’ of any kind tomorrow, MARK MY WORDS, it, along with ALL the others in the national news, are being called in. On cue.

What does that mean? Especially "it"?

18 posted on 05/07/2013 7:38:25 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Nachum

Charge them with obstruction of justice and lock their sorry A$$e$ up.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 7:38:56 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: blueunicorn6

CIA working under State Dept cover.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 7:40:53 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Nachum

The State Department says it is not suppressing whistleblower accounts of the attack, but it is continuing to keep survivors of the attack from Congress. While those survivors ultimately may not become whistleblowers if they choose not to come forward, Congress cannot even attempt to communicate with them because the State Department is hiding their identities.

But there were more survivors than the five state dept officials. Where are they and why haven’t /can’t we hear from them


21 posted on 05/07/2013 7:42:02 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Nachum

These would be the guys who were on point and saw no protest. Just an attack. They would blow up the whole fabricated fairy tale told to the American people by the White Hut.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 7:43:42 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: PghBaldy
Yeah, GOP polling saying "no body cares."

Well, nobody cares because no body knows and the reason is because no one in the media has had the slightest interest! All the media wonders about it who will be the next major league athlete to come out of the closet!

Whomever it was that told Romney to knock it off during that debate and shut up any further comments about Benghazi, should be "outed" and find out exactly why someone very high up has the power to pull the strings to keep the lid on this thing - and why!

That's one thing I'd like to know.

I'm thinking there is "something rotten in Denmark" and many in the GOP know it and want to help keep the lid on "it."

23 posted on 05/07/2013 7:51:05 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Yep. Waiting to see what kind of surprise happens tomorrow that causes all Benghazi hearing broadcasts to be preempted.


One of obama’s brats skins their knee?


24 posted on 05/07/2013 7:53:21 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Nachum

It’s been 8 months. Is congress toothless? I know they have no huevos but jeez.


25 posted on 05/07/2013 8:03:44 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Nachum

There used to be a thing called “Contempt of Congress”. I remember it from when I was a kid.


26 posted on 05/07/2013 8:17:02 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (If I had a tag line this is where you would find it)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Lyndsey-Poo cannot redeem himself by any act. He is a Progressive and a neoconservative; both love and salivate over BIG government. Time to take out the trash and rid ourselves of human debris clogging the Senate and House. Bonehead Boehner is a good place to start in the House. He is a suck up, country club Republican who just wants a job with power and doesn’t give a crap about you and me.


27 posted on 05/07/2013 8:18:53 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: InterceptPoint
There used to be a thing called “Contempt of Congress”. I remember it from when I was a kid.

Still is.

Eric Holder's been charged with it.

28 posted on 05/07/2013 8:20:47 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: cashless

The Arias trial will be the big story tomorrow.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 8:21:38 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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Ridiculous.


30 posted on 05/07/2013 8:32:41 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: RummyChick

[The unidentified security officers were]”CIA working under State Dept. cover.”

Very likely. The two ex-SEALs who were killed were. Or perhaps NSA or one of the other alphabet soup of secret, semi-secret or “don’t officially exist” agencies the government uses to do things they don’t wish to admitt doing.


31 posted on 05/07/2013 9:10:07 PM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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32 posted on 05/07/2013 9:14:38 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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In a half a day we shall see where this is all going. I’m going to hold my tongue until after what we witness during that hearing.


33 posted on 05/07/2013 9:34:53 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Nachum

Congress might go and talk to them. Can’t have their stories getting out.


34 posted on 05/07/2013 9:36:58 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Nachum

“The Department appreciates your interest in talking to the five State Department Diplomatic Security agents who survived the attack,” Gibbons wrote. “At the same time, we have serious concerns about their welfare and want to be careful not to interfere with the FBI’s investigation of the attack.”

Gibbons wrote that one of the five agents who survived “is currently recovering at a local military hospital [EIGHT MONTHS LATER] ” and “the other four have returned to duty.”

“All are security professionals, and we are committed to ensuring their security as they return to the field,” Gibbons continued. “Should their identities become public, they may become targets, putting their lives, as well as those of their families and the people they protect, at increased risk.””
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BS!

Lindsey Graham has already agreed to safeguard their identities and security.

More flailing words for public consumption.


35 posted on 05/07/2013 9:53:30 PM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: Nachum; MestaMachine; All
Hey Obama, Where are they?

Americans want to hear from them!

36 posted on 05/07/2013 10:11:08 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Nachum; TigersEye; Fred Nerks

Obama had Sunni buddies in the Al Qaeda cadre that attacked the US consulate at Benghazi. Why else would it be that Obama failed to give presidential authorization for our military to enter Libya’s sovereign space to save the lives of those who later died there? This is the ultimate result of Obama’s middle Eastern “apology tour” for America’s so called neo colonial era.Obamas apology tour ideology has now killed our own people.This is treason.

This is political expediency at its worst. Obama traded US lives for the sake of maintaining communications with his Sunni friends via the Muslim Brotherhood.Libya’s arsenal was being parceled out to terrorist organizations such as Hamas by Obama for the purpose of attacking Israel.

Obama lied and Americans died.


37 posted on 05/07/2013 10:59:33 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: jeffc

They won’t tell who they are


38 posted on 05/08/2013 4:23:42 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Nachum
Lies, Lies, and Damn Lies is all this zer0 administration and the lame-stream drive bys tell the American People. May God have mercy on all of them for I'm nearing a Rebel Stand.
39 posted on 05/08/2013 5:06:53 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: little jeremiah

“it” refers to a nationally-reported and pushed gun incident, mass or otherwise.


40 posted on 05/08/2013 3:36:20 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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