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  • Benghazi hearings: Three truths not revealed during Clinton questioning

    10/26/2015 10:07:32 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 23, 2015 | Victoria Toensing
    I have long maintained that Democrats can spread a lie better and faster than Republicans can tell the truth. The Benghazi Select Committee Hearings proved my thesis. A few salient points were made. For example, Rep. Jim Jordan unearthed an email from Clinton to daughter Chelsea, penned while the violence still raged, describing the attack as perpetrated by an “Al-Qaeda-like group,” and a next day conversation with the Egyptian Prime Minister admitting “We know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest.” All the while, Clinton was telling the...
  • Toensing: Benghazi security ops threatened with perjury

    09/09/2014 9:02:16 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 94 replies ^ | Sept 9, 2014 | Fox News
    Whistleblowers' attorney (Gregory Hicks) sounds off. She alleges that REPUBLICANS on the intelligence committee threatened the 3 guys in the Benghazi special report.
  • Report: NBC Spiked Story ID'ing Benghazi Whistleblower as Obama/Clinton Voter

    05/12/2013 10:10:04 AM PDT · by onyx · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 May 2013, 8:50 AM PDT | LARRY O'CONNOR
    Victoria Toensing, attorney for Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks, says Hicks is a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries, and President Obama twice for President. Toensing also said that NBC News "spiked" the story this week, prior to Hicks' dramatic testimony before Congress. Toensing appeared on WMAL-FM in Washington DC Saturday with host Steve Malzberg. "He voted for Hillary in the primary and Obama twice. NBC spiked the story where I told it before the hearings......It’s just amazing what the press is still trying to do to cover this up. So they try to make this partisan...
  • LIVE THREAD: Victoria Toensing, attorney for Gregory Hicks (Listen at link, 5:30 pm eastern)

    05/10/2013 1:53:08 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 31 replies
    Talk 1300 ^ | NA | Host: Melody Burnes
    Victoria Toensing, attorney for Gregory Hicks will be on at 5:30 pm eastern on "Talk 1300 Albany". Listen live at the link:
  • Benghazi: Still looking for Answers, Part III

    05/05/2013 9:50:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 5, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    "They're making up for all the mistakes they made with excuse." In this space over the last two days, we have focused on the three part series by Fox News still looking for the truth and answers to the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, diplomat Sean Smith, and former SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Below is the Part III report by Adam Housley in which the military Special Operator with intimate knowledge of the Benghazi attack charges that the Obama Administration "had no plan"...
  • Fox News credited by lawyer for Benghazi whistleblower

    05/03/2013 4:43:50 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | MAY 01, 1:45 PM ET | Erik Wemple
    <p>The Benghazi bureaucracy moved today. In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the State Department said it has issued instructions on how lawyers representing Benghazi whistleblowers may seek clearances to handle classified information. The letter instructs such lawyers to direct their requests to the “Assistant Legal Adviser for Employment Law within the Office of the Legal Adviser.”</p>
  • A hope for answers - Benghazi dam may break at last

    05/03/2013 8:50:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 3, 2013n | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    On Wednesday, the FBI released photos of three men present at the deadly jihadist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya; the bureau has asked the Libyans’ help in identifying them. Which nicely highlights the fact that it’s been more than seven months since Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other brave Americans were killed — and yet there’s been no justice, nor even vengeance, in the matter. Nor much exposure: We know little more today than we did in the immediate aftermath of the fiasco. Indeed, the State Department’s Inspector General is now investigating the Accountability Review Board that...
  • Victoria Toensing responds…says State Department mischaracterized her statement, did so with intent

    05/02/2013 6:33:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/2/13 | Greta Van Susteren
    See note Victoria sent me: Greta, I really do not appreciate a headline saying I was accused of lying. Here is my response for you to add to your piece: I said Ventrell was “incompetent or lying’” because he said on 4/30 he knew of no “attorney” requests when he knew very well that Issa had written two letters asking for a process to clear lawyers and DOS had not responded. He purposefully mischaracterized it as an “attorney” request so he could shoot it down. I have never said I requested my clearance; I always said the Department had not...
  • State Dept. Blocks Lawyers from Representing Benghazi Whistleblowers

    04/29/2013 6:04:36 AM PDT · by kristinn · 76 replies
    WMAL ^ | Monday, April 29, 2013
    The State Department is blocking local lawyer Victoria Toensing from representing whistleblowers on the 2012 Benghazi attacks, according to her legal partner and husband Joe DiGenova. Teonsing wants to represent such whistleblowers at the upcoming Congressional hearings about the Benghazi case. "The Department of State is refusing to grant clearances to Victoria and other people who want to represent the whistleblowers in an attempt to prevent the testimony," DiGenova said.
  • Whistleblower Lawyer: State Dept Spokesman 'Either Incompetent Or Liar'

    04/30/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/30/13 | Larry O'Connor
    Attorney Victoria Toensing represents a whilstleblower from the State Department who is intent on telling the truth about the attacks on the US Consolate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. Yesterday she went public with the news that the State Department is refusing to grant her security clearance so that she can properly represent her client as the House Oversight committee prepares for investigative hearings on the attacks. State Dept. spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters he was unaware of any issues regarding security clearances for attorneys and added that he had no knowledge of any whistleblowers either.

    04/29/2013 3:29:17 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 60 replies
    Greta Wire ^ | 04.29.13 | James Rosen
    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.
  • Foxnews,..Benghazi.....Breaking news with Whistle Blowers Special Report.

    04/29/2013 3:17:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    The Report has not made it to Text////as yet.Assets were available to respone much sooner than we were told.Tonight first part of 3 part seriew.Whistle blowers are under duress from the Administration....acquiring lawyers.
  • Report: Obama admin has issued threats against the Benghazi whistleblowers?

    04/29/2013 6:37:24 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 4/29/13 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    For months now, Republican lawmakers have been wondering about the status of the survivors of last September’s terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans, and why it is that Congress has not been afforded more access to them. In March, Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested that the Obama administration was engaged in specifically blocking access to these witnesses, and that the witnesses had even been told to “keep quiet” — a notion that the administration blithely dismissed and Democrats once more pooh-poohed as the mere partisan pish-tosh of those petty Republicans. The latest update from Fox...
  • REPORT: State Dept. blocking lawyers from representing Benghazi whistleblowers

    04/29/2013 12:11:55 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 31 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 04-29-2013
    WMAL interviewed former US Attorney Joe DiGenova this morning and he revealed that the State Department is actively blocking lawyers from representing the Benghazi whistleblowers by denying them access to classified information, something they must have at a minimum to be able to discuss the case with their clients. He specifically cited Victoria Toensing as one of the lawyers being denied access to classified information, despite the fact that she has top-secret clearance.
  • Republicans who endorsed Holder have second thoughts

    11/17/2009 3:35:57 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 53 replies · 1,851+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 17, 2009 | Byron York
    Last January, several Republican legal stars wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee supporting Eric Holder's nomination to be attorney general. Now, in light of Holder's decision to grant 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed full American constitutional rights and try him in federal court in New York, some of those veteran lawyers are having second thoughts. The January letter called Holder an "extraordinary lawyer" of "unfailing integrity" who is "superbly qualified" to lead the Justice Department and whose appointment as the first African-American attorney general "should be hailed as a milestone." "From his experience Eric fully understands and appreciates...
  • What About the Next Time?

    08/25/2009 4:46:07 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 13 replies · 690+ views
    National Review ^ | August 25, 2009 | Victoria Toensing
        Tuesday, August 25, 2009 What About the Next Time?    [Victoria Toensing] “All volunteers step forward. We have a person in custody who is high-ranking al-Qaeda. He taunts that an attack on United States soil is imminent but laughs mockingly when we ask for specifics. We need interrogators.” Such was the threat in the summer of 2002 when the CIA asked the Justice Department for guidance on what its personnel could do to get such information from captured al-Qaeda lieutenant Abu Zubdayah. Since then, the lawyers who stepped forward to provide carefully structured counsel have been criminally investigated...
  • The Best Fitzmas Ever?

    12/21/2008 3:19:11 PM PST · by malkee · 19 replies · 1,835+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-21-08 | Paul Gigot
    Gigot: You said that--recently, you wrote for The Wall Street Journal--that although you are a Republican, you take no pleasure in seeing a prosecutor break--violate his ethical obligations in prosecuting a Democrat. How did Patrick Fitzgerald violate ethical standards? Toensing: There's a very strict rule for prosecutors, Paul, and that is, you are not supposed to say anything that would heighten public condemnation of the defendant. In other words, you're not supposed to try to taint the jury pool. We, people in criminal law, call it, you're not supposed to talk outside the four corners of the complaint or the...
  • Notes on a Scandal

    08/16/2007 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 594+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Aug 15, 2007 | Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
    Since its opening in 1957, the Islamic Center of Washington has been the city’s most prominent mosque—a center of worship for thousands of area Muslims, including many members of the capital’s diplomatic corps. President Bush even made a speech at the mosque earlier this summer. But now the Islamic Center has become immersed in a nasty court battle marked by charges of embezzlement, abuse of women and an alleged attempt to spread radical messages of hate. The fireworks began earlier this year when federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against the recently ousted business manager of the mosque, Farzad Darui....
  • Victoria's Secret ~~ Libby Trial Deliberations: 3-1-07

    03/01/2007 7:22:18 AM PST · by STARWISE · 131 replies · 2,933+ views ^ | 3-1-07 | Empty Wheel Victoria’s Secret By emptywheel @ 6:58 am The jury is starting another day of deliberations. No word yet on a verdict — you'll know as soon as we know. And in the meantime… Also, yesterday afternoon (3:45) the jury asked for another post-it flip chart pad. We would like another big Post-it pad. The large one for the easel. Someone has been in too many business brainstorming sessions, I think. Jokes in the media room about "The Libby Trial, brought to you by Post-It." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And a prosecutor takes a shot at Victoria Toensing for her WaPo article. ``````````````...
  • File and run (Plame's lawyer - phfft!)

    10/11/2006 10:53:08 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 44 replies · 2,418+ views
    WashTimes-Inside the Beltway ^ | 11-11-06 | John Kaslin
    "Or maybe the case has no merit." So suggests the latest issue of the American Lawyer, citing one theory as to why Valerie Plame of CIA-leak fame suddenly parted ways with her attorney, Proskauer Rose partner Christopher Wolf -- her next-door neighbor, no less -- shortly after her civil action was filed against senior Bush administration officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney and White House aide Karl Rove. "The breakup was a shock," writes the magazine's Elizabeth Goldberg, given that Mr. Wolf had filed the suit only "a month earlier." Headlined "File and run," the article quotes lawyer Victoria Toensing,...