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Congressman: Benghazi Survivors Forced to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements
www.weeklystandard.com ^ | Jul 18, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER

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 .......

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; benghazi; benghazicoverup; dnccoverup; dncrico; frankwolf; manpads4alqaeda; obamarico; sourcetitlenoturl; statedept4alqaeda; statedeptvsamerica; statedeptvsusa; survivors; treason; va2014
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Any Surprise!??

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1 posted on 07/18/2013 7:58:22 AM PDT by kimtom
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To: kimtom

directed to sign additional non-disclosure agreements

Adhesion


2 posted on 07/18/2013 7:59:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: kimtom

Nondiscolsure to the press is one thing.

Nondisclosure to their Congressional overseers is
something else again.


3 posted on 07/18/2013 8:00:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kimtom

Well, THAT puts a whole new spin on the phrase, STFU!!


4 posted on 07/18/2013 8:00:57 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: kimtom
sign or else you’re a walking dead person.
5 posted on 07/18/2013 8:02:16 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: MestaMachine; penelopesire; SE Mom

Ping

Had to wait for worldwarz to blow over, now things are moving along again.


6 posted on 07/18/2013 8:04:02 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: kimtom

IIRC, NDAs cannot prevent someone from testifying in response to a subpeona.


7 posted on 07/18/2013 8:05:47 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


8 posted on 07/18/2013 8:05:56 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: kimtom

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.


This was the Martial Arts teacher in Germany. Pentagon said they didn’t know where he was when asked. Can’t remember his name off the top.


9 posted on 07/18/2013 8:07:13 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: RJS1950

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.


10 posted on 07/18/2013 8:09:56 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: txhurl

That is outrageous.


11 posted on 07/18/2013 8:11:48 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: kimtom

Mr Wolf, as of today will need the same level of protection as Mr George Zimmerman!


12 posted on 07/18/2013 8:12:39 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey
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)

13 posted on 07/18/2013 8:17:08 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: kimtom
It's called either corruption or a coup.

The first is bad and if it goes too far, we have the second.

Yippee, we have both!

14 posted on 07/18/2013 8:17:40 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: kimtom

I would think this would override that.

Protection from discrimination means that an employer cannot retaliate by taking “adverse action” against workers, such as:

Firing or laying off
Blacklisting
Demoting
Denying overtime or promotion
Disciplining
Denial of benefits
Failure to hire or rehire
Intimidation
Making threats
Reassignment affecting prospects for promotion
Reducing pay or hours

http://www.whistleblowers.gov/


15 posted on 07/18/2013 8:18:49 AM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
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To: kimtom; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ...
"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 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.


Benghazi Index

16 posted on 07/18/2013 8:19:07 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine
No, you misunderstood.

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.

17 posted on 07/18/2013 8:23:06 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: kimtom
COVER-UP!
18 posted on 07/18/2013 8:28:56 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Tipline for Zimmerman's Inquisition is: Sanford.florida@usdoj.gov ... Use it.)
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To: justlurking

He probably WANTS to testify.


19 posted on 07/18/2013 8:29:18 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: kimtom

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.


20 posted on 07/18/2013 8:29:57 AM PDT by buridan
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To: kimtom
Lord God Almighty, do not let Obama, Clinton, Holder, and all these lying, murdering, traitors get away with this cover up and crime anymore for the sake of any righteous American citizens that still pray for Your will to be done.
21 posted on 07/18/2013 8:30:59 AM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: justlurking

Thank you but I was speaking of GENERAL Ham, not the Marine Lt they’ve been hiding... Ham needs to speak out and now. Hell is still taking reservations.


22 posted on 07/18/2013 8:32:08 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: kimtom

bttt


23 posted on 07/18/2013 8:33:09 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: kimtom

Sign or not get paid for what they have done. That is what it is. My wife worked for stinking Bank of America. She was there 32 years. One morning they called everyone around the country that did the same job as her section. All were told their jobs were terminated. They would get one year’s salary IF THEY SIGNED a document saying they would not sue for age discrimination in the future. It seems that over 75% of the people in these jobs were over age 55 and had been with the bank for years. No signature, no year’s buy out. My wife signed, took the money and had enough time to at least officially retire. Same crap. Sign or take your chances IF YOU CAN PROVE that we did this because of age.


24 posted on 07/18/2013 8:33:35 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: kimtom
Call your Representitives in Congress today/NOW - insist they demand answers from those on whose watch Ambassador Stevens and the other three were killed...Hillary Clinton and Obama have denied/evaded any wrong doing on their part...SORRY it was on their watch this happened.

Clinton's words heard around the world..."what difference does it make!!!??? Outrageous!

POTUS?...NEVER!

25 posted on 07/18/2013 8:37:05 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: BenLurkin

Non disclosure does not trump a Congressional subpoena as far as I know.


26 posted on 07/18/2013 8:39:47 AM 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: GBA

Yes, we have both corruption and a coup. We need to quit soft peddling this and admit what has happened. Our nation has been taken over from the inside by communists that have been elected by the sheeple who were progressively dumbed down. The cycle is complete. The enemy is becoming more bold by the day. They have infiltrated every single organization int he government. Where they can’t control, and there are very few of those places, they block, confound, destroy and corrupt to foil any effort of normalcy by anyone.


27 posted on 07/18/2013 8:43:16 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: MestaMachine
"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?"

Congress has shown that it is completely unable to protect whistleblowers. They may hold a hearing, sound stern, huff and puff, but the Obama Regime just does what it wants and Holder wears his Contempt of Congress citation like a badge of honor. At this stage, I don't think any House hearing or disclosure will make any difference.

28 posted on 07/18/2013 8:45:20 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: kimtom

Any Surprise!??


It must be serious and huge...


29 posted on 07/18/2013 8:52:48 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: RetiredArmy

Yes, it happens all the time. Deferred compensation in most companies is a carrot dangled for fools. The company can cut it off any time. There is no honor, no shame, no guilt. It all brings up horrible memories.

I tell kids to take a job only for the training and then quit and go independent if you can as soon as you can. Many times Corporations will not keep you through the valleys. The unwritten contract of loyalty between labor and management is pretty much just dead. You’ll only be kept and paid as long as you are immediately useful. Not useful for any time, thrown away.

My private banker at BoA was summarily dismissed just as your wife. After that the bank got worse each time I went there. Eventually it looked like a pay day loan agency for illegals. The staff were all spanish speakers. The day one of them made a remark about my balance I told him to get the manager. In his presence at the counter I told them very loudly I wanted a cashier’s check for my entire balance, all my business accounts.

I hate Bank of America. They insult what was once a great name and nation.


30 posted on 07/18/2013 8:53:20 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Truth29

What else could you expect from the HIDE THE DECLINE party.


31 posted on 07/18/2013 8:54:33 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: kimtom

If you are forced to sign something, it is NOT an “Agreement”.


32 posted on 07/18/2013 8:59:48 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: kimtom
If CONgress were serious they could compel these witnesses to testify with a subpena. Have them show up at the hearings and then force them refuse to testify on camera. Then charge them with contempt of Congress.

Won't happen because the GOP Leadership has the same Bankster bosses as Barry and the Democrats.

33 posted on 07/18/2013 9:04:20 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: kimtom

Out-rageous.


34 posted on 07/18/2013 9:06:04 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: P-Marlowe

The Marine Corp is a relatively small service and that particular Marine Col is known to almost all senior officers. If he ever expects to make General..or avoid being assigned as Senior Liaison Officer Thule Greenland..he will have to stay silent, but his name should easily be identified. It probably was on the old website of AFRICOM.


35 posted on 07/18/2013 9:07:09 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Eggs ackley


36 posted on 07/18/2013 9:08:46 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MestaMachine; justlurking

IIRC Gen. Ham was in for a close door hearing a week or two ago???


37 posted on 07/18/2013 9:15:24 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: danamco

bttt


38 posted on 07/18/2013 9:21:29 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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Ok, lets have a copy (sans names etc) of such an NDA.


39 posted on 07/18/2013 9:28:41 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: RJS1950

Now we need to find out who threatened them to get them to sign these NDA’s. And who lied about the Marine guy being retired...

And the question every reasonable person is asking is this: WHY ARE THEY COMMITTING SO MANY CRIMES TO COVER WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI???


40 posted on 07/18/2013 9:29:22 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: kimtom

It’s just another day in the 4th Term of the Clintons.. can’t wait for the 5th..

Corruption so thick, ya need a D9 dozer to get to the CONGRe$$ional feeding troughs..


41 posted on 07/18/2013 9:31:09 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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save the hildahag’s reputation at all costs so she can get appointed to president
42 posted on 07/18/2013 9:43:06 AM PDT by drypowder
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What survivors?
I’ve never seen any survivors...have you?
I’ve never heard them speak...have you?
The government tells us there were survivors, but I’m not particularly inclined to believe ANYTHING my government tells me...do you?
The MSM tells us there were survivors....THE MSM!!!...need I say more?


43 posted on 07/18/2013 9:43:44 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Oldexpat

I heard a funny story on that, a 1st LT of the Marine Corp was assigned to Greenland in 80’s and was not to be relieved without the “Express Written Permission of the Commandant”.
Apparently, he complained to the wrong person about his transfer orders.


44 posted on 07/18/2013 9:46:51 AM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: drypowder

“sign or else you’re a walking dead person.”

ARKANCIDE continues


45 posted on 07/18/2013 9:47:01 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: kimtom

Those had to be complete in prep for a Hitler run. They should be burned on the National Mall.

WHO directed that action??????


46 posted on 07/18/2013 9:49:00 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: kimtom

An illegal agreement is not binding.


47 posted on 07/18/2013 9:49:33 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party, advancing indentured constituency for 150 years.)
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To: kimtom

Absolutely no surprise. Lies and Misinformation is the only way Marxists operate. It is how they control the masses.

They kill people who dare speak the Truth.


48 posted on 07/18/2013 9:50:33 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: kimtom

Same old $%it! Coercion is a crime, but thanks to our corrupt DOJ, no one will prosecute it. Third world we are.


49 posted on 07/18/2013 9:56:06 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Roccus

interesting point


50 posted on 07/18/2013 10:03:36 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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