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May 1, 2013 - 10:04 am
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Victoria Toensing is legal counsel for one of the State Department officials who claims that the Obama administration has threatened them and others into silence regarding the terrorist attack in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. That attack left four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, dead. The Obama administration blamed the attack on a YouTube video for more than two weeks despite evidence during the attack that it was the work of terrorists. Toensing is a former deputy assistant attorney general, was the first head of the Department of Justice’s Terrorism Unit, and is widely respected on both sides of the aisle in Washington.

Toensing appeared on the Andrea Tantaros Show today and accused the State Department of slow-walking the process for Benghazi whistleblowers to obtain the legal counsel that they are due.

“I had heard about all of these threats about people, about a month ago, and offered to represent one,” Toensing told Tantaros. Toensing took up the case for free in the interests of making sure the person had strong representation. “Let me just tell you what’s happening. The State Department is playing games with their words,” Toensing said, “to say ‘Well, we don’t know of any employee who’s come forward who wants counsel.’” Toensing said that the proper procedure is not to send someone into the “lion’s den” at the State Department and request a lawyer. Instead, State was supposed to send Rep. Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Oversight Committee which is investigating the Benghazi attack, the standards by which the whistleblowers’ counsel may be cleared to work on their cases. But according to Toensing, the State Department has dragged its feet for more than two weeks. Ten days after Toensing first became involved, she says State had not even responded to Issa at all. She says Issa then sent a letter directly to Secretary of State John Kerry about the matter, and received no response. It was only after State’s repeated silence, going all the way to Secretary Kerry himself, that Toensing decided to go public with her client’s claims.

Toensing told Tantaros that President Obama’s answer on the matter during Tuesday’s press conference was revealing.

“The president then says he doesn’t know anything,” Toensing noted, “but did you notice the word ‘notion’? He had thought about that ahead of time, and was minimizing it. The ‘notion’ about people being stopped. You don’t use that word, it doesn’t just fall out of your mouth.”

According to a transcript of the press conference, President Obama told Fox News’ Ed Henry that “I’m not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying. So what I’ll do is I will find out what exactly you’re referring to. What I’ve been very clear about from the start is that our job with respect to Benghazi has been to find out exactly what happened, to make sure that U.S. embassies not just in the Middle East but around the world are safe and secure, and to bring those who carried it out to justice.”

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It's really hilarious (in a tragic, black comedy way) to think that Nixon lost his Presidency over Watergate. Obama does five things worse than that before breakfast most mornings and the American people just do not care.
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If you read the bible, particularly the Old Testament, you will read about good prosperous societies turning from God and collapsing into sin, corruption, and attack from enemies. Anyone see any similarities to America since we started taking God out of our society?

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Nice little job you have there, Mr. Whistleblower. Too bad about the "notion" that you could lose it.

The most transparent administration... evah...will get right on this. Right after they look into the Obama campaign turning off the credit card checks allowing illegal and foreign investments. And Obama's social security card issues. And Obama getting into TWO Ivy League schools without a single honor of any type in high school or college.

And, Fast and Furious.

And, now Benghazi.

The Agenda Media says there is nothing to see here...move along. The science of The Narrative is settled.

Swimming in a leftist cesspool of lies, slander, graft and corruption. At least it's good exercise.
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There's no point in getting heartburn - the liberal 4th. Estate, after decades of socialist indoctrination at mostly eastern and western universities, have become like a Democrat 5th. Column. The only sensible strategy is to defeat them at the ballot box and impeach Obama for his serial duplicity, chronic dishonesty and terminal cluelessness.
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Sure, the Obama spokesperson, Jay Carney, is pushing the damning fact that Benghazi happened a long time age, who remembers any of the pertinent facts?

Well, Barry, those facts are now coming home to roost, and the Obama MSA cannot shield you from them. Americans fought and died while you went to bed. That is the bottom line. You could have sent help. But you chose to wait until morning. President Reagan would have gone immediately on the horn to inject every possible asset to protect and extract those lives, but YOU are no Reagan, and YOU did nothing. And now, God willing, you will be held to account for your -- shall we say, murderous -- inaction as Commander in Chief.
1 year ago
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MSA should be MSM.
1 year ago
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Did anyone else notice how carefully Obama circumscribed what would be at issue in the Benghazi investigations: that "embassies . . . around the world are safe and secure"? leading us all to think that the administration's possible failures were merely related to something in the past and that can be fixed.

According to John Rosenthal, author of the newly released "The Jihadist Plot," the story our government wants to sweep under the rug is this: "The root of the problem is a NATO intervention in Libya that strengthened the hand of America’s enemies." See here:

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2493/Q-A-The-Jihadist-Plot-by-John-Rosenthal.aspx
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Exactly!

Benghazi was anything but an 'embassy'. It was a hub of weapons transfer to the jihadists hired by Hillary et al - to overthrow Bashar Al Assad in Syria, a repeat of the 'leading from behind' violating every law on the planet.

International Fast and Furious II!
1 year ago
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This kind of corruption cannot be stopped; it's pervasive, all-encompassing, bred in the bone of the entire administration. It's The Chicago Way. We are all Chicagoans now.
1 year ago
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It's really hilarious (in a tragic, black comedy way) to think that Nixon lost his Presidency over Watergate. Obama does five things worse than that before breakfast most mornings and the American people just do not care.
1 year ago
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The American people mostly just don't hear about it unless the listen to Fox News.

There is only one effective accountability mechanism for the Federal Government between elections and that is the MSM. When they choose sides and actively cooperate with the administration, all semblance of accountability is lost. The administration can break the law with impunity and no one seems to care.
1 year ago
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If you read the bible, particularly the Old Testament, you will read about good prosperous societies turning from God and collapsing into sin, corruption, and attack from enemies. Anyone see any similarities to America since we started taking God out of our society?

1 year ago
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Our problems aren't from a lack of God, they're from a lack of intelligence. Add in two generations of people bereft of basic civics education and a population that can name more American Idol judges than Supreme Court ones and you have the recipe for a nation in decline.
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Help me out here. Obama isn't the only one who pretended to take "The Oath of Office". Where is the rest of Congress if anyone is obstructing justice here. If what they are doing is against the law, why wait for Issa? So there's no one else in Congress who can ask "what's up"?
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Logically, how do you define something as a 'notion' if you're unaware of it? Therefore it is quite logical to assume that he is very well aware of the deliberate threat attempt to stop these whistle blowers. By crafting the word 'notion' into his response he clearly admits he anticipated the question and used the word 'notion' to mock the question thereby exposing his clear knowledge and involvement. How exactly is aware of a 'notion' if he's unaware that threats or roadblocks have been used? This word crafter Soetoro is really just a street corner hustler and if you listen to his words they expose his utter stupidity.

no·tion
/ˈnōSHən/
Noun

A conception of or belief about something.
A vague awareness or understanding of the nature of something.
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Absolutely correct. His use of the word 'notion' puts the lie to what he is saying. You and I can figure this out in about 30 seconds, but the so called journalist and reporters can't put 2 and 2 together and ask a follow-up question? He POTUS didn't know about this, as he said, why didn't he know about it? He should be aware of this very serious allegation. There is a congressional investigation going on about this? Do you not know this Mr. President?
1 year ago
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"Notions" are what old women ascribe to flighty young girls to trivialize their questions about what it means to get screwed.
1 year ago
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somehow hillary walks away from her part in the cover up. what difference does it make.
1 year ago
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I hope fervently that that asinine, plaintive, catty, b*tc*y statement of hers haunts her for the rest of her natural life.

She's truly loathsome; and good grief!, look at that gadfy Kerry.

Those frankly uneducatable voters who put this "administration" in office couldn't care less....they just want to stick it to th' Man....and cash their entitlement checks.

We must recognize this situation for what it is and say so publicly.

Are we ever stuck.
1 year ago
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42% of the American Sheeple don't even know that Obamacare is kicking in. That's how stupid and uninformed they are. The American public doesn't give two craps about Benghazi, or the cover up. The majority of voters only care about American Idol and twitter.
Unlikely anything comes of this, unless Congress starts an investigation of the obstruction of justice. You start that process by hiring very competent criminal counsel and then you get the hell out of the way and let them move the investigation forward. Congress is too clueless to understand it's not all about them, so Issa and company will no doubt F this up, just like they did with the Hillary questioning in February. A seasoned prosecutor would have put her in a serious vice, but instead Issa and company wanted to preen, so they completely screwed up her examination by breaking it up into 4 minute fragments, congressman by congressman. Pathetic incompetence.
Leadership by intelligent people is at an all time low in this God forsaken land, which is a reflection of the clueless majority of twits who elect these fools.I used to give a crap. Now I view situations like this as just more evidence of entropy's inevitable degradation of our society.
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