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THREATS AGAINST BENGHAZI WHISTLEBLOWERS ALLEGED
Greta Wire ^ | 04.29.13 | James Rosen

Posted on 04/29/2013 3:29:17 PM PDT by Perdogg

At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers, or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News has learned.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 20130911; alqaeda; benghazi; benghazithreats; benghaziwb; libya; nafrica; northafrica; obamaadmin; threats; toensing; victoriatoensing; whistleblowers
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1 posted on 04/29/2013 3:29:17 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Obama did say he would side with the Muslims.


2 posted on 04/29/2013 3:33:52 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Perdogg

3 posted on 04/29/2013 3:35:03 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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4 posted on 04/29/2013 3:37:44 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

5 posted on 04/29/2013 3:39:17 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Perdogg

Ironic that Hanoi Jane is in the news. Anyone besides me thing that these brave souls will end up victims of the Hanoi GOP when they (GOP)sell them (whistleblowers) out?


6 posted on 04/29/2013 3:39:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Perdogg

Unnamed Obama admin officials? Has it come to this? Now you not only don’t need a birth certificate, you don’t need a name?


7 posted on 04/29/2013 3:39:27 PM PDT by glock rocks (Slippin into darkness, when I hear my mama say ...)
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To: Perdogg
Nobody should be surprised by this. Nobody.

At least, anyone whose had their "thinking hat" on, knows that the usurper has threatened anyone who dare to question his Constitutional eligibility to be the Commander in Chief to begin with. Let alone, carry out all of the subsequent subversion/destruction/lies and other unconstitutional acts.

8 posted on 04/29/2013 3:39:33 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: Perdogg

They don’t need lawyers, they need 24/7/365 protection that can’t be bought out by the other side.

I’d suggest some retired SEALs.


9 posted on 04/29/2013 3:40:45 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Doogle

The noose is tightening.


10 posted on 04/29/2013 3:41:05 PM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: gaijin

Yo, POSHITUS, how does the de-coup d’tat feel for ya?


11 posted on 04/29/2013 3:41:22 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Perdogg

Related...

http://exposingtheleft.blogspot.com/2013/04/state-dept-blocking-lawyers-from.html


12 posted on 04/29/2013 3:42:26 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Perdogg

Why can’t these witnesses testify before the House Select Committee on Intelligence? Surely the members and staff must already have clearances that enable them to discuss Benghazi or whatever they want. Otherwise, why have the committee at all?


13 posted on 04/29/2013 3:42:41 PM PDT by Starboard
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Stand for the truth.
Stand with Free Republic.

14 posted on 04/29/2013 3:42:52 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Perdogg
“It is unavoidable that Department employees identifying themselves as witnesses in the Committee’s investigation will apply for a security clearance to allow their personal attorneys to handle sensitive or classified material,” Issa wrote.

What's wrong with selecting a lawyer who already has such a clearance?

15 posted on 04/29/2013 3:43:56 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Perdogg

Since this orginated with FNC the MSM will ignore it.....at their peril, once the hearings begin.


16 posted on 04/29/2013 3:46:06 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: txhurl
We've become so calloused to his administration's behaviour, we (me) forget that it's clear they are subverting the country and its laws.

impeach for dereliction of duty.

17 posted on 04/29/2013 3:46:46 PM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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Good for them. I understand testimony is being held up because State won't process their attorneys security clearances. Security clearances are routine in cases like this. Victoria Toensing, who represents someone, has been complaining about this.

18 posted on 04/29/2013 3:47:04 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Starboard

Testify without representation? They’re not stupid, and there’s no reason for their attorneys not to be cleared.


19 posted on 04/29/2013 3:49:07 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Starboard

Why can’t these witnesses testify before the House Select Committee on Intelligence? Surely the members and staff must already have clearances that enable them to discuss Benghazi or whatever they want. Otherwise, why have the committee at all?


Because........from the article

“And that should be enough,” Ventrell said at Monday’s press briefing. “Congress has its own prerogatives, but we’ve had a very thorough, independent investigation, which we completed and [which was] transparent and shared. And there are many folks who are, in a political manner, trying to sort of use this for their own political means, or ends.”


20 posted on 04/29/2013 3:49:48 PM PDT by txhurl
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21 posted on 04/29/2013 3:50:11 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Carry_Okie
What's wrong with selecting a lawyer who already has such a clearance?

According to an article I read elsewhere, the attorney already has a TS clearance. But, that doesn't mean she is "read in" to the program in question.

Although the same federal agency does all clearance investigations, every sponsoring federal agency has their own set of requirements for a given clearance level. And especially at the TS level, individual programs can have additional requirements.

If someone already meets the requirements, it's just a matter of making the request. But, the program sponsor has to make or approve the request. And, it looks like the State Dept. is being passive aggressive to deny these whistleblowers access to independent counsel.

I emphasized independent for a reason: the only lawyers with the necessary clearance are probably already working for the State Dept. And frankly, I wouldn't want them representing me.

22 posted on 04/29/2013 3:54:00 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

This is one you really must click on the link to read the article.

Greta, please don’t let the traitorous b*stards slip under the radar. Thank you for publishing this story on your blog. It’s a great start.


23 posted on 04/29/2013 4:00:29 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Perdogg

Does anyone expect otherwise with the Obama Administration - obsufucate, block, intimidate and refuse the sun shine on the truth. Next the Obama administration will strive to kill the people. Watch Obama have a temper tantrum! Obama will not finish his 2nd term, and Joe Biden will be implicated too. Get ready for President John Boehner - another first president and vice president having to give up the office as both are guilty of treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors. Watch the stock market go to heck for a time.


24 posted on 04/29/2013 4:00:34 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: MestaMachine

PING!


25 posted on 04/29/2013 4:00:37 PM PDT by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: Travis McGee

Well, this will torpedo Hillary’s 2016....looks like the battle for the Dem nomination will be between Biden, Cuomo, O’Malley, and Villagarossa..geez..almost makes one long for Carter..


26 posted on 04/29/2013 4:01:23 PM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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To: Perdogg

I pray there will not be an Arkincide befall any of those Benghazi witnesses nor their families.


27 posted on 04/29/2013 4:02:02 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Perdogg

Benghazi bump for later.....


28 posted on 04/29/2013 4:02:33 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: Perdogg
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Threats are VERY common with totalitarians.

29 posted on 04/29/2013 4:03:27 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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30 posted on 04/29/2013 4:08:13 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Perdogg

Of course they are being threatened. The lies are going to be exposed and its not going to be pretty.


31 posted on 04/29/2013 4:10:02 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Perdogg

“We’ve investigated ourselves and we’re all good”.


32 posted on 04/29/2013 4:10:53 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Perdogg

It only took 2 days for Obumbles to find a lawyer for the Boston Bomber, but for careerists in the CIA and State Department nada.


33 posted on 04/29/2013 4:18:35 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Perdogg; Sidebar Moderator

I’m sorry this got moved out of breaking news and into the bloggers/personal section.

Whether or not it’s breaking news, a story this big breaking on Greta Van Susteren’s official Fox News blog at least belongs on the main page.

I hope the sidebar mod might reconsider this decision.


34 posted on 04/29/2013 4:22:09 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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35 posted on 04/29/2013 4:24:17 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: lonevoice; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator

This article was written by Fox News’ James Rosen. If we’re the anti-MSM, this is news, and should be front and center.


36 posted on 04/29/2013 4:36:32 PM PDT by glock rocks (Slippin into darkness, when I hear my mama say ...)
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To: Admin Moderator

here is the same article on the Foxnews webpage:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/29/obama-administration-officials-have-threatened-whistle-blowers-on-benghazi/


37 posted on 04/29/2013 4:46:46 PM PDT by glock rocks (Slippin into darkness, when I hear my mama say ...)
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To: glock rocks

Good job. It looks like breaking news material to me, but at least front page news by any measure, I’d think.


38 posted on 04/29/2013 4:50:45 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: lonevoice; Admin Moderator

...and it’s now in News/Activism. Thanks, Moderator


39 posted on 04/29/2013 5:03:44 PM PDT by glock rocks (Slippin into darkness, when I hear my mama say ...)
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To: glock rocks; Admin Moderator

Thank you!


40 posted on 04/29/2013 5:06:47 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
So my meds knock me out and just LOOK what happens! A pingable offense!

Bring this bastard DOWN!

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41 posted on 04/29/2013 5:13:26 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Starboard

Because that is all congress is good for - forming committees and having meaningless hearings.


42 posted on 04/29/2013 5:17:22 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: MestaMachine

Seems like I recall that Obama did some executive order lifting some of the whistleblower protections awhile back....???

Yep...here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/17/us/politics/17signing.html?_r=0


43 posted on 04/29/2013 5:20:47 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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44 posted on 04/29/2013 5:22:11 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: penelopesire

Nice catch!


45 posted on 04/29/2013 5:23:33 PM PDT by glock rocks (Slippin into darkness, when I hear my mama say ...)
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To: Perdogg

Bump!


46 posted on 04/29/2013 5:23:50 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: penelopesire

That he did and it is going to come back to bite him like a pit bull on a rampage.


47 posted on 04/29/2013 5:25:11 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Perdogg

Obama vs. the CIA. This could get pretty interesting. I wonder what the level loyalty within the CIA is to each other, vs. to the current administration? Are they going to cover for him when he let some of theirs die?


48 posted on 04/29/2013 5:26:36 PM PDT by boxlunch
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To: gaijin

it stuns me how hypocritical and stupid the left are.
They know damn well if a republican had said this and had acted like this with concerts, going to bed when Americans were under attack, going to Vegas, having fancy dinners and fast and furious then they would be all over this but because this is their guy then it’s alright in their minds.

This would have been playing 24/7 but because b0zo the clown states this then they all shut up in the media


49 posted on 04/29/2013 5:29:46 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: boxlunch

Obama vs. the FBI now, too.

We have to keep up the pressure, keep the information coursing.


50 posted on 04/29/2013 5:31:31 PM PDT by txhurl
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