Skip to comments.Congressman: Benghazi Survivors Forced to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements
Posted on 07/18/2013 7:58:22 AM PDT by kimtom
Congressman Frank Wolf, a Republican from Virginia, said today on the House floor that survivors of the Benghazi terror attack have been forced to sign non-disclosure agreements: "On Tuesday I raised the question of why none of the Benghazi survivors, whether State Department, CIA, or private security contract employees have testified publicly before Congress," said Wolf.
"According to trusted sources that have contacted my office, many if not all of the survivors of the Benghazi attacks along with others at the Department of Defense, the CIA have been asked or directed to sign additional non-disclosure agreements about their involvement in the Benghazi attacks. Some of these new NDAs, as they call them, I have been told were signed as recently as this summer."
Wolf continued: "It is worth nothing that the Marine Corps Times yesterday reported that the Marine colonel whose task force was responsible for special operations in northern and western Africa at the time of the attack is still on active duty despite claims that he retired. And therefore could not be forced to testify before Congress.
"If these reports are accurate, this would be a stunning revelation .......
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directed to sign additional non-disclosure agreements
Nondiscolsure to the press is one thing.
Nondisclosure to their Congressional overseers is
something else again.
Well, THAT puts a whole new spin on the phrase, STFU!!
Had to wait for worldwarz to blow over, now things are moving along again.
IIRC, NDAs cannot prevent someone from testifying in response to a subpeona.
Forced or coerced to sign an NDA after the fact under duress or threat of livelihood. I doubt that NDA could stand up. Maybe they should take the NDAs to a congressional hearing on Bengazi and let the committee chairman decide.
Wolf continued: “It is worth nothing that the Marine Corps Times yesterday reported that the Marine colonel whose task force was responsible for special operations in northern and western Africa at the time of the attack is still on active duty despite claims that he retired. And therefore could not be forced to testify before Congress.
And they could admit they signed under duress while under oath. Congressional subpoenas trump NDAs. Otherwise everybody in the IRS would be waving NDAs at Issa.
That is outrageous.
Mr Wolf, as of today will need the same level of protection as Mr George Zimmerman!
And a higher level of protection than Michael Hastings (LA speeding car crash)
The first is bad and if it goes too far, we have the second.
Yippee, we have both!
I would think this would override that.
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If true, NOW IS THE TIME TO RESIGN AND COME TO THE AID OF YOUR COUNTRY. IT SEEMS AS THOUGH NO ONE ELSE HAS THE GUTS OR THE PATRIOTISM TO DO THE DEED THAT SO DESPERATELY NEEDS DOING.
GENERAL, WHERE ARE YOU?
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
They claimed that he retired, in which he could not be forced to testify.
If he is still on active duty, he is still a government employee and CAN be forced to testify.
He probably WANTS to testify.
Solution = the power of the purse. Cut the appropriations of the offending offices. Write into appropriations bills provisions that no money can be spent to advance such schemes.
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