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  • CIA director: Benghazi rescuers required to sign non-disclosure agreements because contracts

    02/04/2014 9:52:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/4/14 | Jennifer Griffin
    CIA director John Brennan told a congressional hearing Tuesday that security operators involved in Benghazi rescue efforts were required to re-sign non-disclosure agreements because the documents were being updated. Brennan was pressed by Rep. Devin Nunes, R.-Calif., of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence about the 2012 Benghazi attack and why the security operators who were involved in rescue efforts that night were asked to re-sign their non-disclosure agreements. “There were a number of contractors whose contracts were being updated, amended,” Brennan said.“And any time there is an amendment to a contract, there's the requirement for a non-disclosure agreement...
  • Congressman: Benghazi survivors suggested fighting NEVER stopped between consulate and CIA annex

    11/14/2013 4:42:58 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 14 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | November 14th, 2013
    Congressman Nunes, who sits on the Intelligence committee and was in the classified hearings with the Benghazi survivors, says the survivors offered conflicting reports on what actually happened on the ground in Benghazi when the consulate was attacked in 2012. The administration has said that there was a big lull of several hours between the consulate attack and the CIA Annex attack. But Nunes suggests the survivors indicated that the fighting NEVER stopped and he was quick to point out that he believes the survivors. Watch:
  • State Department Rejects Graham’s Demand for Benghazi Witnesses

    10/30/2013 10:32:17 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 28, 2013 | Josh Rogin
    The State Department has no intention of providing Congress more witnesses to the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, despite Sen. Lindsey Graham’s threat to hold up all nominations until he gets satisfaction on the issue. .... But the State Department won’t make more Benghazi witnesses available in response to Graham’s tactic, she said. “Our response is that we need to have these officials in place,” said Psaki. “That’s the only way to strengthen our interests overseas and to be able to represent our diplomatic agenda. It’s also is important for our security interests, which is...
  • State Dept. Suggests Benghazi Survivors Don't Want to Testify, - Issa's Committee Responds

    09/11/2013 7:56:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/11/13 | Meredith Dake
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki did not directly deny to reporters Wednesday that Benghazi survivors were being withheld from testifying before Congress, suggesting instead that House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is mistaken to assume any of the survivors do want to testify. Psaki went on the defensive Wednesday when Associated Press reporter Matt Lee asserted that she was giving contradictory statements concerning the Benghazi survivors. Psaki said these survivors were still involved in the criminal investigation surrounding the attacks which happened a year ago Wednesday, and it would endanger the lives of the survivors and their families to reveal...
  • Desperation in the Benghazi Coverup

    08/05/2013 8:02:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 5, 2013 | Jed Babbin
    A congressional select committee could offer immunity to the CIA’s dispersed, intimidated survivors. You can always tell the depth of an event’s illegality by the measures people take to cover it up. By that measure, the conduct of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and David Petraeus leading up to the terrorist attack that killed four Americans on 9/11 2012 must be must be so sufficiently wrongful that, if revealed, they could lead to the president’s impeachment.How else can we gauge what is apparently the most energetic coverup in modern history? We know, from several sources, that the survivors of the attack —...
  • CIA chief asks Benghazi survivors to testify on attack

    08/07/2013 1:02:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 06, 2013 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON – CIA Director John Brennan is making public his letter to CIA employees who survived the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that requests they share their firsthand accounts with the congressional intelligence committees.</p>
  • Brennan Sent Letter to Benghazi 'Survivors'

    08/03/2013 6:16:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/03/13 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, sent a letter to each of the CIA employees who were on the ground during the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012, inviting them to share information with Congress, according to three sources familiar with the missive. Brennan sent the letter in late May at the behest congressional intelligence committees, whose members remain interested in hearing from the survivors of those attacks. **SNIP** The CNN report has triggered renewed scrutiny of the purpose of the still-obscure CIA mission in Benghazi. A State Department official told CNN that the U.S. government was...
  • Gowdy alleges massive Benghazi cover-up

    08/02/2013 11:14:32 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 121 replies
    The Hill ^ | Friday August 2, 2013
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is accusing the Obama administration of a massive cover-up in the deadly Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack, saying it was “dispersing” witnesses around the country and changing their names in an effort to hide the truth about what happened. In an interview Thursday with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, Gowdy said the administration is "changing names, creating aliases" of U.S. agents who were in Benghazi on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks.
  • CIA 'running arms smuggling team in Benghazi when consulate was attacked'

    08/02/2013 6:57:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/2/2013 | Damien McElroy
    The CIA has been subjecting operatives to monthly polygraph tests in an attempt to suppress details of a US arms smuggling operation in Benghazi that was ongoing when its ambassador was killed by a mob in the city last year, according to reports. Up to 35 CIA operatives were working in the city during the attack last September on the US consulate that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, according to CNN.
  • Congress Interviewing "Dozens" of Benghazi Witnesses

    07/30/2013 10:12:03 AM PDT · by kristinn · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | Sharyl Attkisson
    In recent weeks, members of the House and Senate and their staffers have held two classified hearings on the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya; conducted more than 25 hours of formal, transcribed interviews with witnesses; and spoken informally with several dozen additional witnesses, including some who are being called "whistleblowers." Among those who have recently spoken to Congress is Marine Corps Col. George Bristol who was in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chain of command on Sept. 11. Earlier this month, CBS News reported that the Pentagon declined Republican congressional requests to produce...
  • In Libya: Why the Benghazi Investigation Is Going Nowhere

    01/10/2013 9:45:31 PM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 19 replies
    Time World ^ | Jan. 10, 2013 | Vivienne Walt
    Four months after a brutal assault on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi killed the ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, politicians in Washington are still railing over how diplomats were left vulnerable to attack. Yet the political furor, which now threatens to hold up President Obama’s national-security nominations, stands in stark contrast to the response in Libya itself. There, Libyans say, the investigation is nonoperational, if not effectively dead, with witnesses too fearful to talk and key police officers targeted for violent retribution. “There is no Libyan investigation. No, no, no,” says Mohamed Buisier, a political activist in...
  • Fox Exclusive: Security officials on the ground in Libya challenge CIA account

    11/03/2012 5:54:44 AM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2012 | Adam Housely w/Jennifer Griffin
    Despite a carefully narrated version of events rolled out late this week by the CIA claiming agents jumped into action as soon as they were notified of calls for help in Benghazi, security officials on the ground say calls for help went out considerably earlier -- and signs of an attack were mounting even before that. The accounts, from foreign and American security officials in and around Benghazi at the time of the attack, indicate there was in fact a significant lag between when the threat started to show itself and help started to arrive. According to the CIA, the...
  • The Other 9/11: Libyan Guards Recount What Happened in Benghazi

    10/24/2012 8:58:53 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 34 replies
    Time World ^ | October 21, 2012 | By Steven Sotloff / Benghazi
    More than a month after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, U.S. officials have yet to talk to many of the Libyan guards on duty at the American mission on that fatal evening. Fearful of reprisal from the still unknown perpetrators of the attack, the guards have gone into hiding; and their vivid recollections are giving way to a sense of abandonment by the American government, which offered them no protection from the attackers the guards believe want them dead. TIME’s Steven Sotloff has talked to the guards for their account of what happened on the night of...
  • AP on Benghazi attack: 150 gunmen involved, arrived in Ansar al-Sharia trucks

    10/27/2012 5:59:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air / The Associated Press ^ | October 27, 2012 | Allahpundit
    The highest estimate I’d seen before this of the number of attackers was 40. Read this piece and think about not only how many people were involved but how organized and deliberate they were, particularly in setting up roadblocks before making their move. Then think about Chris Stevens and the skeleton crew of unarmed Libyan guards that State left him with trying to repel something of this magnitude. This explains why a Spectre gunship might have been needed: There were a lot of jihadis swarming the consulate that night. The AP spoke to five Libyan witnesses. No one saw any...
  • Libyan witnesses recount organized Benghazi attack

    10/27/2012 3:29:59 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 26 replies
    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — It began around nightfall on Sept. 11 with around 150 bearded gunmen, some wearing the Afghan-style tunics favored by Islamic militants, sealing off the streets leading to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. They set up roadblocks with pick-up trucks mounted with heavy machine guns, according to witnesses. The trucks bore the logo of Ansar al-Shariah, a powerful local group of Islamist militants who worked with the municipal government to manage security in Benghazi, the main city in eastern Libya and birthplace of the uprising last year that ousted Moammar Gadhafi after a 42-year dictatorship. Read more:...