11/08/2012

WH Makes Benghazi Docs Available For 2 Days...When Senators Are Out Of Town

Posted by Brian

The Benghazi story is not going away because the election is over.  Four Americans are dead!
In their continuing contempt for the American people and the ongoing lack of transparency from the Obama Administration, the White House has agreed to release documents regarding the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, where four Americans were killed by Al Qaeda terrorists on September 11th, 2012.  However, they are only making them available for two days, which coincidentally happen to be when most Senators are out of town.

Obama's supporters may find this amusing, and I'm sure that those in the White House are having a good laugh at their "cleverness" in this cat-and-mouse game that Obama and his administration are playing with Congress, but the facts are these:

Four Americans are dead.
The White House AND the State Department were warned ahead of time that Al Qaeda were assembling forces for an attack.
Beefed up security was requested several times prior to the attack, and was denied.
The attack was watched in "real time" by the White House and others.
Requests for support were requested and denied at least three times during the attack.
Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods "painted" an Al Qaeda mortar team position with a laser, prior to being killed from that same location.  He would not, and could not, paint the location without  an uplink to a laser-guided weapon in the area, which Defense Secretary Panetta and the White House have said were not in the area.
A YouTube video was NOT what triggered the attack, so why was that the initial story released by the White House?

There are many other questions as to what was known, who knew it, who made the decision not to provide support, and others.  That the Obama Administration is treating this as some sort of game of keep-away, and refusing to tell the American people the truth about what happened  in Benghazi, points out, at the very least, that there is a lot that this administration is hiding, and that a cover-up is being waged on a large scale

The question is "Why"?

Benghazi documents available to senators only when they are out of town
Posted By Josh Rogin   Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:16 PM

Under pressure from senators, the State Department is allowing some lawmakers to look at cables and other documents related to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, but only today and tomorrow, when most senators are not in Washington.

Congress is gearing up for a full week of Benghazi-related hearings next week, including a Nov. 13 hearing behind closed doors of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led by Chairman John Kerry (D-MA). Kerry has written two letters to the State Department requesting congressional access to information and documents related to the circumstances leading up to and during the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens. Several sensitive documents have already been leaked to congressional offices and the media, so the State Department has decided to let some senators view Benghazi documents but not take them home.
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