Skip to comments.State Dept Restricting Employees From Speaking To Congress Over Benghazi
Posted on 04/30/2013 3:35:39 AM PDT by markomalley
Acting Deputy Spokesman Patrick Ventrell defended the State Department restricting access to Congress from lower-level staffers directly involved with the Benghazi investigation. Ventrell said that it was "appropriate" for the FBI and the Accountability Review Board to interview the Department employees but that Congress should only have access to their superiors. "Just as you wouldnt have necessarily a soldier or troops called as witnesses, you have their superior officers, thats the same practice for the State Department," Ventrell argued. Ventrell went on to say, "I think that these folks want to be able to continue their professional duties and activities," and that restricting them from testifying before Congress was "protecting" Department employees.
QUESTION: And just to follow up on what you just said to Matt, you made clear that some of the survivors of the attack have provided their recollections of it to various entities including the ARB, the FBI. Does the Department oppose those individuals being made available for questioning by key congressional staff or lawmakers?
MR. VENTRELL: Well, most of them are back on duty and doing functions at various places around the world. The bottom line is that congressional testimony is at the Deputy Assistant Secretary level and above, and just as you wouldnt have necessarily a soldier or troops called as witnesses, you have their superior officers, thats the same practice for the State Department. And again, I think, as Ive mentioned, weve had some eight hearings and 20 briefings and made our senior officials repeatedly available. And in terms of the ARB report, we were clear where there mistakes that were made, and weve been clear where were implementing very thoroughly all of the recommendations, which you heard the former Secretary say...
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Meanwhile, in the private sector, another whistleblower is crowned a hero.
The most transparent administration in history at work here...
Wonder what they are trying to hide from the low information crowd...
Not that the Low informationers would understand it anyway...
We pretty much know already what the big issue is, its getting them to admit or make public the person whose blood is on their hands...
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
That would be Barack Obama, or whatever his name really is, who went to bed to get his beauty sleep so he could fly to Las Vegas for a fundraiser.
Dp They WORK For America ... or al Qaeda.
Their faiure to report to Congress means they should
be arrested and their organization disbanded.
winner winner winner winner winner winner...
“...and weve been clear where were implementing very thoroughly all of the recommendations, which you heard the former Secretary say...”
“...does it REALLY MATTER!!!” ~ hillary clinton (stooge)
This man is complicit... his name should be added to those that will face justice.
We know what they are trying to hide—and we know why.
The survivors of Benghazi should be subpoenaed and treated as hostile witnesses.
They are alive only because two brave men died to keep them alive and now they want to keep their jobs with a vile agency that does Hillary and Obama’s will, by turning their backs on the men who saved them.
“The most transparent administration in history at work here”.
Yep and if you believe that, I have some land in Florida that you would also be interested in......
Why do not the whistleblowers defy the State Dept and go ahead anyway. It is not like the Obama Administration has followed the Rule Of Law for the last 4 plus years. When the Obama Administration can get into line with the Constitution and Federal Laws than and only than will the Whistleblowers comply. Does anyone think the Obama Administration will comply with any law? The guy thinks he is God! Probably believes that he alone can even defy gravity, since he is so delusional.
State Dept. reserves the right to “filter” all information from the eyewitnesses.
When you want information, you should always go to an expert liar first. /s
State Department has gone rogue with their super-secret “Black Ops” division.
Oh, you mean like John effin Kerry, who served in Viet Nam?
Shameful. Someone needs to break the omerta.