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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Obama knows about NBA player coming out but “Not Familiar” with Benghazi whistleblowers being threatened

President Obama really strained credulity in his presser Tuesday morning when he claimed total ignorance of the Fox News report in which former deputy assistant attorney general Victoria Toensing, representing a State Department official who wants to testify about Benghazi, alleged that the Obama administration is deliberately obfuscating the process and has even threatened the Benghazi survivors/witnesses with their careers if they come forward.

ED HENRY: There are people in your own State Department saying they’ve been blocked from coming forward, that they survived the terror attack and they want to tell their story. Will you help them come forward and just say it once and for all?
OBAMA: I’m not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying. So, what I’ll do is i will find out what exactly you are referring to. What I’ve been very clear about from the start is that our job with respect to Benghazi has been to find out exactly what happened, to make sure the U.S. embassies, not just in the Middle East but around the world, are safe and secure, and to bring those who carried it out to justice. But I’ll find out what exactly it is that you’re referring to.
Riiiiiiiight. So what you’re saying is, you had absolutely no idea about what, if they prove to be true, would be some extremely serious charges about blatantly corrupt law-breaking on whistleblower protections from your own administration? And you’re sure your answer isn’t just a desperately strategic attempt to make it sound like the Benghazi investigation is so very partisan and unimportant, and that these allegations are so baselessly absurd, that they didn’t even merit the White House’s attention? That’s mighty perplexing, considering that House Oversight Committee has asked the State Department for information on the process for clearing attorneys to receive sensitive or classified information from their clients in multiple letters, and have yet to get a response. (Continues)

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