Special Report: Lawyer Claims Regime Made “Despicable Threats” Against Benghazi Whistleblowers (Video)

Fox News is all over this story.

Via Gretawire:

Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate intelligence committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistleblowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.

“I’m not talking generally, I’m talking specifically about Benghazi – that people have been threatened,” Toensing said in an interview Monday. “And not just the State Department. People have been threatened at the CIA.”

Toensing declined to name her client. She also refused to say whether the individual was on the ground in Benghazi on the night of September 11, 2012, when terrorist attacks on two U.S. installations in the Libyan city killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.

However, Toensing disclosed that her client has pertinent information on all three time periods investigators consider relevant to the attacks: the months that led up to September 11, when pleas by the ambassador and his staff for enhanced security in Benghazi were mostly rejected by senior officers at the State Department; the eight-hour time frame in which the attacks unfolded; and the eight-day period that followed the attacks, when Obama administration officials falsely described them as the result of a spontaneous protest over a video.

“It’s frightening and they’re doing some very despicable threats to people,” she said. “Not ‘We’re going to kill you,’ or not ‘We’re going to prosecute you tomorrow,’ but they’re taking career people and making them well aware that their careers will be over [if they cooperate with congressional investigators].”

On Special Report, tonight, Brett Baier led with that story,  and followed with new information about the Special ops who were close enough to the region to have helped secure the annex.

Here’s the panel discussion, afterward.

Via The Hill:

The State Department on Monday defended its decision not to have lower-level employees testify before Congress about last year’s attack in Benghazi, Libya.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is pushing ahead with his investigation of the terrorist assault, and has asked for legal protections for lower-level employees who might be called to testify.

The State Department pushed back on Monday and said the independent probe into the attack “should be enough” for lawmakers.

“We think that we’ve done an independent investigation, that it’s been transparent, thorough, credible, and detailed, and that we’ve shared those findings with the U.S. Congress,” State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said. “And that should be enough.”

Ventrell said the employees who were present during the attack or were otherwise involved have already provided “extensive testimony” to the FBI and the State Department’s independent review board, which issued a scathing report last year. He said they’re back on duty and at their posts around the world.

Actually, some of them want to come forward and have retained lawyers.

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11 Responses to “Special Report: Lawyer Claims Regime Made “Despicable Threats” Against Benghazi Whistleblowers (Video)”

  1. Geo Says:

    Victoria Toensing and her husband Joe DiGeneva are two very powerful Attorney’s from the D.C. area, they are no slouches. It seems that the promise that Trey Gowdy made on Saturday, is unfolding right before our eyes. Let’s see if the committee is able to make anything out of this and make it stick.

    I anxiously await. . . .

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  2. tkubiak Says:

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  3. JoyO Says:

    If the media still refuses to cover this story, I hope they go out of business. This story should prove to any reasonably intelligent person that the Administration is trying to hide what truly happened in Benghazi. Of course, when the President, Rice, and Hillary lied about the video for two plus weeks, the media should have been on the story immediately back then. The truth needs to be pursued for the sake of the four Americans that were killed by the terrorists.

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  4. Carlos Says:

    I’ve got all the faith in the world that Congress will eventually get the truth out.

    Probably in 50 years, when the papers are unsealed by sunset. Face it, there’s not five people in Congress (and certainly none in this administration) that are willing to do the work of the people. Their only concerns are whether their pockets are being lined and whether re-election is made easier or harder by any given action. There’s absolutely no concern for the welfare of the peoples’ freedom at all, or for the truth.

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