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Phony Benghazi Scandal Suspects Not Questioned

From Fox News:

White House calls Benghazi ‘phony’ scandal, as lawmakers seek answers on probe

July 31, 2013

The White House said bluntly Wednesday that it considers the controversy over the Benghazi attack to be among the so-called "phony scandals" that President Obama has been complaining about in recent speeches — even as new questions were being raised about the lack of progress in the investigation.

Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked at the daily briefing about Obama’s repeated claim — which he asserted most recently during a speech in Tennessee on Tuesday — that Washington is getting distracted by phony scandals. Asked what the president was referring to, Carney listed the scandals over the IRS targeting of conservative groups and over Benghazi.

"What we’ve seen, as time has passed and more facts have become known, whether it’s about the attacks in Benghazi and the talking points or revelations about conduct at the IRS, that attempts to turn this into a scandal have failed," Carney said…

This is just a variation on the old game the Democrats have played for years, with the help of a complicit news media. They stonewall as long as they can, and then they say it’s old news, and it’s time to more on.

Here, the Obama team is counting on their low information base not even being able to remember what the IRS and Benghazi scandals were about. (If they ever knew.) And they are probably right.

Eight Republican lawmakers, voicing frustration about the seemingly slow pace of the investigation 10 months after the Sept. 11 attacks, [sent a letter] letter to James Comey, demanding he make the Benghazi probe a priority. Comey was confirmed on Monday to replace Robert Mueller at the helm of the FBI.

Maybe they should have demanded this before he was confirmed.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who started the letter along with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News that the FBI is failing to interview key people connected with the militant group Ansar al-Sharia. "Our FBI has never talked to these people, and that’s just wholly unacceptable," Chaffetz said…

In the draft letter, the lawmakers ask for a status report within 30 days.

Don’t worry. The Obama administration will ignore this demand, just like they have ignored the demands on Fast & Furious and a dozen other items.

"Rumors continue to swirl about the whereabouts of suspects involved in the attack. The FBI continues to add pictures of potential assailants to its website and asks the Libyan people to assist with identifying the alleged perpetrators. We struggle to understand why we don’t know more about those who attacked two U.S. compounds and murdered four brave Americans," they wrote.

"It has been more than 10 months since the attacks. We appear to be no closer to knowing who was responsible today than we were in the early weeks following the attack. This is simply unacceptable. We encourage you to be aggressive in your investigation to properly hold accountable those who attacked our compounds in Benghazi." …

Meanwhile, CNN doesn’t seem to have any trouble in tracking down the suspects.

From Mediaite:

CNN Interviews Accused Benghazi Attack Perpetrator: Not In Hiding, Claims FBI Not Looking For Him

By Noah Rothman | July 31, 2013

On Wednesday, CNN aired a portion of an interview one of the network’s reporters was able to conduct with a man accused of participating in the September 11, 2012, attack on an American diplomatic consulate in Benghazi. The individual accused of participating in that attack was not in hiding and said that American investigators were not looking for him. He does, however, deny his direct involvement in that attack.

CNN reporter Arwa Damon recently sat down with Ahmed Abdu Khattala who has been accused of playing a role in the Benghazi attack.

“He seemed to be confident,” Damon said. “His demeanor most certainly not that of a man who believed he was going to be detained or targeted any time soon.”

Why should he worry? He’s not a Tea Party supporter. He has probably never donated to Crossroads USA. (Though maybe he did donate to the Obama campaign.)

Khattala told Damon that no one from either the Libyan or American governments has contacted him asking for his take on the events of that deadly night in 2012. “Even the investigative team did not try to contact me,” he said of the FBI team that traveled to Libya in the wake of the attack.

Damon said that Khattala told her that he would be happy to speak with American investigators about what happened on the night of the Benghazi attack… “Why has no one reached out to him yet?” Damon asked rhetorically.

The ‘suspects’ are begging to be questioned. Which almost makes it seem as if the Obama administration is trying to ‘cover up’ the details of the Benghazi attack. But why would anyone try to cover up a phony scandal?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 1st, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Phony Benghazi Scandal Suspects Not Questioned”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    I’m watching a shell game, right?

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