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May 1, 2013 - 10:04 am
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Toensing told Tantaros that she has yet to hear from the White House, and that Rep. Issa’s committee has not heard from the White House either.

“What they are doing is against the law,” Toensing told Tantaros. “It violates both a civil statute that says all federal employees have a right to get information to Congress and that right should not be denied or interfered with in any way. That’s the civil statute. And the criminal statute…says that nobody can obstruct or interfere in any way with a person giving information to Congress.”

Toensing noted that the major broadcast networks have consistently failed to cover Benghazi and have reported nothing about the whistleblowers. She said that she received one call from the Washington Post, but the paper was not calling her to cover the whistleblowers. Instead, the Post’s story was to be about the allegation that the media are ignoring Benghazi.

Toensing says that the State Department’s foot dragging serves a purpose: minimizing what the whistleblowers can tell her, as their lawyer, and Congress.

“I can represent my clients,” she said, “and I have talked to her or him. And I have information. But when we reach a certain point, my client says, ‘Oh, this is really important but I learned it in a classified briefing so I can’t tell you about it.’ So what they’re doing is, they’re minimizing what can be told to me and members of Congress.” That inaction, says Toensing, not only hinders her ability to represent her clients. It also implies a threat to the whistleblowers against disclosing anything they learn during any classified briefing to her or to Congress, at risk of prosecution and termination of their jobs.

Listen to the interview here.

The Andrea Tantaros Show is produced for Talk Radio Network by the Fox and Rice Experience.

Related: Carney: Benghazi Happened ‘A Long Time Ago’

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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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?

1 year ago
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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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Start working at home with Google! It’s by-far the best job Ive had. Last Wednesday I got a brand new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringin home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, www.Mojo50.com
1 year ago
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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
1 year ago
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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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President Pinocchio: Perpetual Pathological Prevaricator, prevaricating pathologically perpetually.
1 year ago
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Per Trey Gowdy (Gowdy, Jason Chaffetz, Ted Cruz for President, 2016), the state dept. investigating itself on Benghazi was completely constructed to "shield Hillary Clinton".

One week from today, May 8, Darrell Issa's House Oversight committee will be conducting interviews of individuals who have, reportedly, been threatened with career reprisals if they talk about what went down September 11, 2012. (Obama said yesterday in press conference he hadn't heard about anyone being muzzled on Benghazi. If you believe him, you'd have to say he's rather clueless on the fact that Benghazi is still a topic of huge interest,)

Watch May 8 on the internet or C-Span..?
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.
1 year ago
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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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