Skip to comments.Congress Interviewing "Dozens" of Benghazi Witnesses
Posted on 07/30/2013 10:12:03 AM PDT by kristinn
In recent weeks, members of the House and Senate and their staffers have held two classified hearings on the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya; conducted more than 25 hours of formal, transcribed interviews with witnesses; and spoken informally with several dozen additional witnesses, including some who are being called "whistleblowers."
Among those who have recently spoken to Congress is Marine Corps Col. George Bristol who was in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chain of command on Sept. 11. Earlier this month, CBS News reported that the Pentagon declined Republican congressional requests to produce Bristol for interviews. At the time, the Pentagon said Bristol had retired and that they "cannot compel retired members to testify before Congress."
However, after that report about Congress' search for Bristol, the Pentagon contacted CBS News to say their original assessment was in error and that Bristol is not retired, after all. Instead, he's on "terminal leave." The Pentagon added: "In response to a request from [South Carolina Republican] Senator [Lindsey] Graham's office earlier this month, Colonel George Bristol (USMC) will be available to meet with House and Senate members and their staffs."
Bristol has since met with Graham and is set to testify Tuesday behind closed doors in front of the House Armed Services Committee.
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I wonder where they found them? They’ve been under wraps for months.
All classified and unavailable to the public? And Lindsay Graham is handling it? Oh, great.
Must be why the Hag and the Fag had lunch together yesterday.
Graham tells CBS News that his office is now hearing from frustrated officials within military special forces and intelligence communities who say they have good leads on the whereabouts of suspects in the attacks but can't get approval to take action.
Do you think someone is afraid that the perpetrators will talk about what really happened, what they really planned to do, and who organized it?
One of the scandals within a phony scandal, the regime hiding witnesses away from Congressional oversight until the key actors have left government (Clinton, Panetta).
The Obama Morsi connection deserves much further scrutiny...where there’s smoke there’s fire.
Pansey Graham was a JAG before his political life.
Probably was not a wise thing to do -- to hack into her computers -- among other things.
FoxNews will probably always have an opening for a reporter like her...
Linsey and closed door sessions I trust less than a rattle snake in my lunch box.
Enlarging their own hit list
I do. Because what we have been fed by the usual suspects is all lies.
Yep, and Huma Abedin would be a great place to start.
The way I read it, they're not interviewing the survivors -- instead, it's other people, like Col. Bristol, who were involved in the decision chain.
Presumably, the survivors are still "unavailable".
He’s still a Colonel in tha USAF reserves.
At what point do these “phony scandals” merit prosecutions and arrests?
Video and more at the source link from reporter Sharyl Attkisson.
It is a damn miracle her car hasn’t exploded before hitting a tree or something yet....
I don’t know what pansy’s personal problems are (he seems to be being blackmailed into lapdogging for McCain) but he has a sharp legal mind, as revealed during the Clinton impeachment debacle.
Is anyone asking why on the anniversary of 9/11 we were caught with our pants down? Its seems an obvious question since all we get are excuses ,we did not have assets in the area to help,WELL WHY THE F...,NOT,YOU INCOMPETENT BASTARDS
‘They’ have lots of ways to do wet work. The blowing up a car at 100 mph trick is too recent, so Sheryl will likely get some other exotic treatment. It serves the regime’s agenda, to intimidate any other media vermin who briefly entertain notions of acting like an honest journalist.
I'm sorry. I first read that as: Pansey Graham was a FAG before his political life.
Pentagon thought he was retired? My azz! Now they say okay to letting him testify. They must’ve finally gotten him to agree to the story that team 0bama WANTS him to tell. Sometimes it takes a while to generate lies and ensure corroboration among all lying players. It takes even longer to generate false documents and back date them. The REAL documents are redacted, 100% in many cases like the ones submitted to Congress by the IRS, regarding Lerner.
Every FReeper should read this piece by Bracken.
Why? Because the suspects KNOW Benghazi was a staged hostage taking of Stevens in exchange for the release of the Blind Sheik to Morsi and 0bama is afraid they'll talk!
Here's the video from the night of Benghazi which allegedly translates to: "Don't shoot.. We were sent by Morsi!!"
“What difference does it make”? It’s a “phony scandal” with four “phony” deaths.
A completely understandable error.
Quote of the day!!!
lightfoot in charge... sheeesh... well we will never learn the truth but we will feel FABULOUS!!!!! about it.
0bama didn’t even ask Libya for clearance to fly into their airspace. That alone is dereliction of duty as CIC. It’s one thing not to actually fly into another country’s airspace, but to not even ASK FOR CLEARANCE is a sign of complete and total ‘brain AWOL’ on his part. Was he stoned and incapacitated that night? Possibly.
President Jarrett told him not to.
A terrorist could go on TV and say obama organized the entire thing with documents to prove it and nothing will be done. His followers will ignore the facts as always. And the republicans will pitch a hissy fit. That would be that.
I am stunned. I am convinced Hillary is finished. She gave stinger misses to the Al Qaeda in Libya to shoot down Quedafi aircraft that can and will shoot down our aircraft like they did with TWA 800!! and Stevens was there with $Millions on mission to buy them BACK!! The Al Qaeda took the money and started shooting. She knew it was a disaster and tried to get the lie started— IT IS OBVIOUS!!
Why would they silence 31 employees? Why would they blame it 5 times on Sunday news shows on a nothing video when everyone knew it was a terrorist attack? That was a desperate lie!! Why? to save the administration and Secretary of State (her direct responsibility). But these Rinos are silent!!
Must be why the Hag and the Fag had lunch together yesterday
Unfortunately, Trey Gowdy is not on the House Armed Services Committee...
From U.S. bases with aircraft rescue planes in Sicily, such as Sigonella (see below), it is less than an hour to Benghazi. Help was available and likely would have saved lives. Obama and Hillary were AWOL. They are so inexperienced that they don’t take seriously what the job description is for their positions is. Court martial standards should be applied to the commander in chief. Her chilling comment “What does it matter anyway,” is reason enough to prosecute and make sure she’s never in a decision-making position again.