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Hillary Cut State Counter-Terror Group Out Of Loop

From Fox News:

Clinton sought end-run around counterterrorism bureau on night of Benghazi attack, witness will say

By James Rosen, Chad Pergram | May 6, 2013

On the night of Sept. 11, as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the Benghazi terror attacks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut the department’s own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making, according to a "whistle-blower" witness from that bureau who will soon testify to the charge before Congress, Fox News has learned.

That witness is Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for operations in the agency’s counterterrorism bureau. Sources tell Fox News Thompson will level the allegation against Clinton during testimony on Wednesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Fox News has also learned that another official from the counterterrorism bureau — independently of Thompson — voiced the same complaint about Clinton and Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy to trusted national security colleagues back in October

Before the elections. No wonder these men were threatened.

Thompson considers himself a whistle-blower whose account was suppressed by the official investigative panel that Clinton convened to review the episode, the Accountability Review Board (ARB). Thompson’s lawyer, Joseph diGenova, a former U.S. attorney, has further alleged that his client has been subjected to threats and intimidation by as-yet-unnamed superiors at State, in advance of his cooperation with Congress.

Sources close to the congressional investigation who have been briefed on what Thompson will testify tell Fox News the veteran counterterrorism official concluded on Sept. 11 that Clinton and Kennedy tried to cut the counterterrorism bureau out of the loop as they and other Obama administration officials weighed how to respond to — and characterize — the Benghazi attacks.

"You should have seen what (Clinton) tried to do to us that night," the second official in State’s counterterrorism bureau told colleagues back in October.  Those comments would appear to be corroborated by Thompson’s forthcoming testimony.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki called the counterterrorism officials’ allegation "100 percent false." A spokesman for Clinton said tersely that the charge is not true…

But, lest we forget, Ms. Psaki is the former Obama campaign flack who lied about the campaign knowing anything about Joe Soptic, who claimed Romney caused his wife to die of cancer. She was caught red-handed in her lie, by the Politico, of all people.

And, of course, Hillary Clinton is a well known liar.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 6th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Hillary Cut State Counter-Terror Group Out Of Loop”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Still far from the mark … which is …. WHY THE HELL DID WE HAVE US Personnel unguarded in one of the most hostile places on earth?

    Embassies and outliers unguarded?

    My head explodes.

    Everything that comes after that is bovine scatology

  2. canary says:

    At least Steve cleared up the “tense” factor that FOX and a whistle-blower’s are using to soften
    the murders.

    The election is over, Hillary is gone, and still they tip toe.

    “a key aide effectively tried to cut the department’s own counterterrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making, according to a “whistle-blower”

    “You should have seen what (Clinton) tried to do to us that night,” the second official in State’s counterterrorism bureau told colleagues back in October.”

    Every time Fox’s Geraldo reports on this, he makes a strong statement he disagrees anything could have prevented Benghazi and has some unknown officer agree. He may be trying to save this marriage. Or, it’s still just something about that smile that make him like the boy king.
    Defended the administration and spit on the murdered diplomat’s mother after she told him
    she had spoke to her son the night he was murdered and their video surveillance cameras
    were broke and never fixed, further cutting off their ability to see leading up to the planned 9/11/2012 attack.
    The mother doesn’t have a job to worry about, and said they won’t even allow her at the hearings to testify.
    Does Chelsea Clinton even trust her to be a good grandmother.

    Huckabee was chilling comparing Watergate in which no one died, to the Benghazi. He played Hillary Clinton’s judo chopping state of what difference does it make if it were protestors or people walking by that just spontaneously carried out the attack.

    So, just in case Hilliary’s recent brain damage doesn’t worry American’s as the next President, it is important to pursue this if not more than Watergate and give Hillary her second investigation aside Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial.

    Yesterday’s Hillary Clinton “WhiteWater” to a present day “RedBloodBath”.

    If the ambassador and diplomat had not been white, the race card would have been dealt and their would have been riots in this country. .

    • canary says:

      Panetta: Obama never called back to check on Benghazi

      Feb 8 2013 By Ed Morrissey

      SEN. GRAHAM: Are you surprised that the president of the United States never called you, Secretary Panetta, and say, ‘how’s it going?’

      SEC. PANETTA: I — you know, normally in these situations –

      SEN. GRAHAM: Did he know the level of threat that –

      SEC. PANETTA: Let — well, let me finish the answer. We were deploying the forces. He knew we were deploying the forces. He was being kept updated –

      SEN. GRAHAM: Well, I hate to interrupt you, but I got limited time. We didn’t deploy any forces. Did you call him back — wait a minute –

      SEC. PANETTA: No, but the event — the event was over by the time we got –

      SEN. GRAHAM: Mr. Secretary, you didn’t know how long the attack would last. Did you ever call him and say, Mr. President, it looks like we don’t have anything to get there anytime soon?

      SEC. PANETTA: The event was over before we could move any assets.

      SEN. GRAHAM: It lasted almost eight hours. And my question to you is during that eight-hour period, did the president show any curiosity about how’s this going, what kind of assets do you have helping these people? Did he ever make that phone call?

      SEC. PANETTA: Look, there is no question in my mind that the president of the United States was concerned about American lives and, frankly, all of us were concerned about American lives.

      SEN. GRAHAM: With all due respect, I don’t believe that’s a credible statement if he never called and asked you, are we helping these people; what’s happening to them? We have a second round, and we’ll take it up then.


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