Obama: Huh, “I’m not familiar” with Benghazi whistleblowers being threatened

posted at 4:41 pm on April 30, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

President Obama really strained credulity in his presser Tuesday morning when he claimed total ignorance of the Fox News report in which former deputy assistant attorney general Victoria Toensing, representing a State Department official who wants to testify about Benghazi, alleged that the Obama administration is deliberately obfuscating the process and has even threatened the Benghazi survivors/witnesses with their careers if they come forward.

ED HENRY: There are people in your own State Department saying they’ve been blocked from coming forward, that they survived the terror attack and they want to tell their story. Will you help them come forward and just say it once and for all?

OBAMA: 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 are 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 the 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. But I’ll find out what exactly it is that you’re referring to.

Riiiiiiiight. So what you’re saying is, you had absolutely no idea about what, if they prove to be true, would be some extremely serious charges about blatantly corrupt law-breaking on whistleblower protections from your own administration? And you’re sure your answer isn’t just a desperately strategic attempt to make it sound like the Benghazi investigation is so very partisan and unimportant, and that these allegations are so baselessly absurd, that they didn’t even merit the White House’s attention? That’s mighty perplexing, considering that House Oversight Committee has asked the State Department for information on the process for clearing attorneys to receive sensitive or classified information from their clients in multiple letters, and have yet to get a response. Via Erik Wemple:

That information is critical to Toensing’s efforts, which she says she’s providing pro bono; she needs the requisite clearances to deal with the information that her client has to share. When she learned that Issa’s committee still hadn’t gotten word from State on Monday, she decided to dig into her toolkit. “When [Secretary of State John] Kerry didn’t get back to him by Monday, I said, ‘That’s it, man. I’m complaining.” …

A reporter yesterday put the issue before State Department Acting Deputy Spokesman Patrick Ventrell:

QUESTION: “More broadly, I wonder if I could ask whether the Department is aware of any efforts by attorneys representing whistleblowers in the Benghazi case or, in fact, survivors of the Benghazi attacks who have sought any kinds of security clearances so that they can review documents in preparation for possible testimony on the matter.”

MR. VENTRELL: “I’m not aware of private counsel seeking security clearances or anything to that regard. But let me just take this opportunity to really underscore once again the unprecedented level of cooperation and transparency we provided Congress in terms of the Benghazi situation. …”

How’s that statement not a story? asks Toensing. …

If witnesses come out during the upcoming Congressional hearings with testimony that they’ve had their jobs held over their heads (yeesh, and let’s not forget whatever it is that these whistleblowers might have to reveal about the actual Benghazi attack), it is not going to be pretty for the White House. In that situation I suppose President Obama’s best defense would be to plead ignorance and sacrifice the pawns on the lower rungs of the administrative ladder — but if they can manage to avoid sullying themselves with culpability at any level, you can bet that they will. You really have to hand it to them on strategy: Why comply when the willing media, wrapped around Obama’s little finger, will eagerly remake every new Benghazi development into a story about Republicans on a partisan witch hunt?

Whatever the real scenario might be, Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa is not impressed with President Obama’s showing of less-than-robust commitment to defending potential whistleblowers:

“A lawyer for Benghazi whistleblowers has publicly stated that the State Department is blocking her client’s ability to talk freely with counsel.  Over the past two weeks, I have sent four letters requesting that this Administration make information available about how lawyers – who already have security clearances and are representing Benghazi whistleblowers – can be cleared to fully hear their clients’ stories. I have yet to receive any response from the Obama Administration.

“Even if the President really doesn’t know anything about someone wanting to come forward, his position should be that whistleblowers deserve protection and that anyone who has different information about Benghazi is free to come forward to Congress.  The President’s unwillingness to commit himself to protecting whistleblowers only aids those in his Administration who are intimidating them.”


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FOUR Americans were slaughtered in Benghazi by musliam islamofascists and THESE are the RESPONSES of the d-cRAT socialists:

Shrillary Rotten Clinton: “What difference does it make?”
Hanoi-John kerry: “We got a lot more important things to move on to.”
OBOZO: “Not optimal.” and “Bumps in the road.”

Despicable is too nice a word to describe these pathetic, awful excuses for “leaders.”

TeaPartyNation on April 30, 2013 at 4:41 PM

So, what I’ll do is i will find out what exactly you are referring to.

Thanks for confirming it, champ.

MadisonConservative on April 30, 2013 at 4:43 PM

I’m not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying.
 
- President Obama

 
Read that closely. Here’s what was asked.
 

…that they survived the terror attack and they want to tell their story.
 
- Ed Henry

 
See the difference?

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 4:47 PM

“You want the truth? You’re not allowed to have it! I won, so I don’t have to care about knowing what I don’t want to hear about.”

Liam on April 30, 2013 at 4:47 PM

President Obama’s best defense would be to plead ignorance

Given what he’s done so far, that probably isn’t far from the truth. “Ignorant” in not recognizing that the cover-up is actually worse than the crime.

GarandFan on April 30, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Victoria Toensing, who represents one of them, is not granted a special security by the Obama goons, to interview her own client.

Obama either lies better than Orwell, Machiavelli, Muenchhousen, Pinocchio and Narcissus, put together, or he plays/is dumber than rocks. Both are insipid for the US. The world laughs at you, with glee. You brung/kept this oaf, as chief.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 4:48 PM

And Charles Manson didn’t actually kill anyone either.

CurtZHP on April 30, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Still waiting for one of our HA Bridge People here to tell us in their own addled words why their Democrat Party considers some whistleblowers More Equal than others. And why some whistleblowers deserve protection, and others do not.

(starts sundial)

Del Dolemonte on April 30, 2013 at 4:49 PM

During the WHCD he lectured the media, Hollywood and the politicians, incl. himself “we can do better”.

This week he proved, myriad of tymes, many just today, that he is the biggest charlatan to ever have been president of a once great land.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 4:50 PM

He has disgrace the Office of the President of the United States of America more that all 43 prior Presidents combined.

May the history books reflect the truth someday though I’m not too sure about that seeing who writes the history books nowadays.

D-fusit on April 30, 2013 at 4:50 PM

The world is really flat, rubes.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 4:51 PM

It is interesting that the Lawyers need clearence to learn more than is already known.
I mean an investigation was done and congress critters were told everything. Right ?
What did the administration not put out there ?
And why the hesitation in letting these folks talk to a lawyer ?

Jabberwock on April 30, 2013 at 4:51 PM

So, what I’ll do is i will find out what exactly you are referring to.

And in his head he was thinking, “Then I’ll ignore it and never answer you.”

Liam on April 30, 2013 at 4:51 PM

May the history books reflect the truth someday though I’m not too sure about that seeing who writes the history books nowadays.

D-fusit on April 30, 2013 at 4:50 PM

The media brought you the idea of Obama.

The media were then forced to keep the idea of Obama.

They will try to keep their ‘dreams’ going with his legacy…while he makes billions for Michelle, who will overdose and suffocate from lobsters some day.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Imagine for a second if Nixon would have given such an answer.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 4:53 PM

When Obama talks about “being clear” or “I’ve been clear” etc. it’s a verbal tic that he’s lying through his teeth.

SAMinVA on April 30, 2013 at 4:53 PM

“It all depends of what your definition of “familiar” is”.

kingsjester on April 30, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Riiiiiiiight. So what you’re saying is, you had absolutely no idea about what, if they prove to be true, would be some extremely serious charges about blatantly corrupt law-breaking on whistleblower protections from your own administration?

Be fair Erika,
there are vacations to plan, golf games to schedule, gay basketball players to congratulate and he just had an exhausting White House Correspondence Dinner. He simply doesn’t have time for this whole “governing” thing.

rbj on April 30, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Lies come so natural for Obama…delivery, well, that is in need of a bit of work…stay away from the poker table, champ.

Believing those lies, lock, stock and smoking gun barrel, appears to be sooo easy for more than half the nation.

Golly, gee whiz…I get to spend my remaining decade or so…if that long…watching the end of my country.

But…no fear…Obama was up to speed on Jason Collins. The important stuff.

coldwarrior on April 30, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Obama: “I was not briefed on what difference, at this point, that information would make.”

mjbrooks3 on April 30, 2013 at 4:56 PM

BIGGEST CHICKENSH*T GUTLESS CRAP WEASEL EVAH.

Hey, Media, here’s a quick History lesson for you
(not that any of you azz licking cowards care)

Remember back in the day, when there was a little known story
filtering out from the Washington Post, by two young gung ho
reporters?? Remember what that story was called??

The origins of that “story’ are from 1972. Do you how long
the American people remained “uninterested” in it??

2 FUC*ING YEARS!!!!!!!!!!

But, thanks to the tireless efforts of those 2 young
journalists, a President was eventually forced to resign.
And the media told the Nation this was a “watershed” moment
for “news journalism”.

Funny, but we, as a Nation seem to be having a “watershed
moment” in news journalism now….the polar oppposite
of the early 70′s…congratulations media, you are
officially, an Enemy of the people.

ToddPA on April 30, 2013 at 4:57 PM

As far as Obama is concerned, one gay NBA player trumps four dead Americans any day…. the gay one will vote democrats and the dead ones won’t.

poxoma on April 30, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Maybe instead of worrying about gay basketball players; you should do your job!

melle1228 on April 30, 2013 at 4:58 PM

“I’m not familiar”

Another Obama-Wan Kenobi Jedi mind meld:

“These aren’t the whistleblowers you’re looking for.”

MichaelGabriel on April 30, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Yet another example that the administration has all the integrity of the rat-eared street thug leading it. Nice job you got there…. be a shame if something happened to it.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Another big lie “Boston was not an intel. failure”.

Yes, it was, and continues to be, from top/YOU, on down. It’s a disaster.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM

In other words a live, gay, over-the-hill, never-was-that-great NBA player coming out in an effort to stay employed, is more important to Obama than a murdered, and, possibly sodomized, gay US Ambassador, and 3 other brave murdered Americans.

Priorities.

kingsjester on April 30, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Well then perhaps, Barack Obama, you should stop campaigning and vacationing and golfing and partying long enough to find out what your faithful underlings have been doing on your behalf.

VorDaj on April 30, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Chicago thuggery brought to Washington DC.

We all knew this.

portlandon on April 30, 2013 at 5:02 PM

As far as Obama is concerned, one gay NBA player trumps four dead Americans any day…. the gay one will vote democrats and the dead ones won’t.

poxoma on April 30, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Maybe they could call the gay player a ‘whistleblower’ (though of a different sort), and Obama will be all ears for the people from Benghazi.

Liam on April 30, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Another big lie “Boston was not an intel. failure”.

Yes, it was, and continues to be, from top/YOU, on down. It’s a disaster.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM

No Kidding !
If not an intel failure, what kind of failure was it ?

Or, not a failure of any kind at all !!!

Scary, no ?

Jabberwock on April 30, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Well then perhaps, Barack Obama, you should stop campaigning and vacationing and golfing and partying long enough to find out what your faithful underlings have been doing on your behalf.

Not a chance….Obama’s handlers don’t want him meddling in nor taking any note in what his faithful underlings have been doing for his admin.

It isn’t important that Obama actually knows anything and his handlers want to keep it that way.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 5:05 PM

poxoma,

Let’s remember that while the rat-eared coward and his vile racist wife both reached out to the “bravery” of a washed up NBA player, they essentially killed Christopher Stevens. A gay man serving their administration in Libya. Unlike confessions on Twitter, that kind of bravery is apparently of little consequence to this administration.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2013 at 5:05 PM

In other words a live, gay, over-the-hill, never-was-that-great NBA player coming out in an effort to stay employed, is more important…
 
kingsjester on April 30, 2013 at 5:01 PM

 
Ha. Good point. There is no in-between here. He’s either informed about events related to his office or he’s not.
 
Come to think of it, he tweeted almost immediately when the gay guy came out, didn’t he?

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Chicago thuggery brought to Washington DC.

We all knew this.

There are some who cheered this.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 5:05 PM

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Gosh. You don’t think it was pre-arranged, for a politically advantageous “squirrel!” moment, do you?

kingsjester on April 30, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Obama’ supporters want the nation to believe that at one and the same time, he is the smartest President ever and the Three Monkeys of Oblivion.

VorDaj on April 30, 2013 at 5:07 PM

I’m not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying.

- President Obama

Read that closely. Here’s what was asked.

…that they survived the terror attack and they want to tell their story.

- Ed Henry

See the difference?

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 4:47 PM

You caught that too eh? Interesting that Obama is “not familiar with people being blocked from testifying” when no one asked about anyone testifying. The fact that he inserted the word “testifying” is proof that he is familiar with the situation. Someone should have nailed him on a follow up.

weaselyone on April 30, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Good job, Erika.

John the Libertarian on April 30, 2013 at 5:09 PM

I can’t recall.
I have no knowledge of that.
I have been perfectly clear.
I am unaware of that.
…unprecedented level of cooperation and transparency…
Let’s move on.
At this point, what difference does it make?

RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

C’mon, we all know it’s coming.

ghostwalker1 on April 30, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Chicago thuggery brought to Washington DC.

We all knew this.

There are some who cheered this.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 5:05 PM

And many who continue to cheer this.

Del Dolemonte on April 30, 2013 at 5:10 PM

But I’ll find out what exactly it is that you’re referring to.

And then, when I do find out, I’m not going to tell you or anyone else about it, or put a stop to it, or make sure people are allowed to testify, because all I committed to here today in front of everybody is that all I am going to do is find out about it. Nobody asked if and what I am going to do after I find out, and I’m not committing to anything else in my answer.

Color me shocked that Obama gave such a brief answer and omitted the rest of his thought!

parke on April 30, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Well bho DID open his mount saying this. When the forked tongue lying snake dose so, nothing but lies come out. Gads, how in the world can someone NOT know a flippen thing that is going on under his watch? Guess, it is the blame someone else for whatever goes on?
L

letget on April 30, 2013 at 5:10 PM

If one looks at Obama as the leader of another sleeper cell of Jihadists occupying the White House, all of his actions and inactions make perfect sense. He is the de facto leader of the Muslim nations! He will look , as OJ did, relentlessly for the real killers! Ha! And America believes his bulls..t!

Marco on April 30, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Wow, the Boy in the Bubble.

Socratease on April 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Does the House have the cajones to initiate the process to bring up Shillary on Federal perjury charges? Tick-tock.

hillsoftx on April 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM


“The attacks on our consulant in Benghazi were the result of a YouTube video.”

Seven Percent Solution on April 30, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Obama’ supporters want the nation to believe that at one and the same time, he is the smartest President ever and the Three Monkeys of Oblivion.

VorDaj on April 30, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Comment of the day!

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Alleging a conspiracy to cover-up a massacre of Americans, including threats, involving the POTUS lying! Is this Infowars?

nottakingsides on April 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Obama doesn’t know anything about whistleblowers.

Holder doesn’t know anything about Fast & Furious.

Hilary doesn’t know anything about security in Libyan embassies.

Napolitano doesn’t know anything about border security.

This whole administration seems to be purpose-built to insulate everybody from everybody else so that nobody is responsible for anything and anybody can act in the name of the government without having to obtain authority.

And then they wonder why we don’t trust the government.

Socratease on April 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

So, why is this enemy/turd not in prison, awaiting execution for his acts of treason?

Pork-Chop on April 30, 2013 at 5:22 PM

“willing suspension of disbelief”

Seven Percent Solution on April 30, 2013 at 5:22 PM

As far as Obama is concerned, one gay NBA player trumps four dead Americans any day…. the gay one will vote democrats and the dead ones won’t.

poxoma on April 30, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Are you sure about that? Would be more likely that the four dead Americans are now guaranteed democrat voters in perpetuity.

Anybody check to see if they voted in the 2012 election?

AZfederalist on April 30, 2013 at 5:23 PM

When Obama talks about “being clear” or “I’ve been clear” etc. it’s a verbal tic that he’s lying through his teeth.

SAMinVA on April 30, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Yes, it’s a “tell”, one of his many. He’s a sociopathic liar.

petefrt on April 30, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Obama: Huh, “I’m not familiar” with Benghazi whistleblowers being threatened

Yeah. Sure.

This is reminiscent of the first Washington DC TEA Party that I went to in 2009, on the steps of the capitol building. Some early estimates ran as high as a million attendees, I think ABC News reported officially that there were 600,000 (the Washington Compost just said there were “thousands”).

I remember the White House and Nanzi Pelosi saying the next day that they knew nothing about it.

Lying pieces of crap.

UltimateBob on April 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

You familiar with anything other than your own wonderfulness?

I believe the other meaning for a “familiar” is a being that is an associate for the devil or a witch. You fit that well.

acyl72 on April 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Obama: You want answers?

Ed Henry: I think the public is entitled to them.

Obama: You want answers?

Ed Henry: The public wants the truth!

Obama: You can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has a 24/7 news cycle. And those news cycles have to be guarded by women with pre-arranged talking points. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Ed Henry? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Ambassador Stevens and you curse Hillary. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Steven’s death, while tragic, probably saved my campaign. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, provides billions to my campaign donors and political cronies…You don’t want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don’t talk about at parties, they want me in the oval office. They need me in that oval office. You use words like honor, code, loyalty…I use ‘em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a public who rises and sleeps knowing every detail of keeping up with the Kardashians, then questions why I fly off to a fundraiser with Beyonce! I’d rather you just keep watching Dancing with the Stars and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up your checkbook and write a check. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you’re entitled to!

Ed Henry: Did you order the stand down?

Obama: I went to bed.

Ed Henry: Did you order the stand down?

Obama: You’re god*mn right I did!!

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Alleging a conspiracy to cover-up a massacre of Americans, including threats, involving the POTUS lying! Is this Infowars?

nottakingsides on April 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Poor thing…tell your OFA supervisor that we’re onto you.

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2013 at 5:35 PM

“I’m not familiar with it” is lying Dem speak for – I had someone else do my dirty work so I have plausible deniability.

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Not to be obvious, but can you guess what the media reaction would be if Bush would have tried to hand wave away a question like that and plead ignorance almost 8 months after the fact?

Mimzey on April 30, 2013 at 5:38 PM

[With other poor black seniors, watching Chance on TV]

Louise: It’s for sure a white man’s world in America. Look here: I raised that boy since he was the size of a piss-ant. And I’ll say right now, he never learned to read and write. No, sir. Had no brains at all. Was stuffed with rice pudding between th’ ears. Shortchanged by the Lord, and dumb as a jackass. Look at him now! Yes, sir, all you’ve gotta be is white in America, to get whatever you want. Gobbledy-gook!

J_Crater on April 30, 2013 at 5:38 PM

So he hasn’t heard about any attempts to silence whistleblowers? I knew a long time ago those giant ears were simply a distraction he uses for pity.

DanMan on April 30, 2013 at 5:47 PM

The fact that he inserted the word “testifying” is proof that he is familiar with the situation.
 
weaselyone on April 30, 2013 at 5:08 PM

 
And there it is. Thanks.

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Comrade O has no idea why they hired a highly paid high powered attorney to look after their interests. He’ll have to ask Valerie Jarret about that.

farsighted on April 30, 2013 at 5:51 PM

OBAMA: I’m not familiar with this notion that anybody has been blocked from testifying.

The SMARTEST MAN in the world is playing DUMB….

…..or

He’s a damn liar!

TX-96 on April 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Alleging a conspiracy to cover-up a massacre of Americans, including threats, involving the POTUS lying! Is this Infowars?

takingsides on April 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

CNN was talking about it today.

F-

Del Dolemonte on April 30, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Here I sit in at a desk in nowhereville South Dakota and I am aware that there are accusations that someone in his administration is threatening people. I knew it yesterday even.

Why exactly are we paying these people? Dumb as boxes of rocks and half as informed.

Lily on April 30, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Sad to say this but it is possible Obama has no idea what is going on. He spends all his time giving speeches, going to parties and playing golf….

He don’t have time to be president when he is a cult leader.

William Eaton on April 30, 2013 at 6:02 PM

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Fab.

BobMbx on April 30, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Alleging a conspiracy to cover-up a massacre of Americans, including threats, involving the POTUS lying! Is this Infowars?

takingsides on April 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

I’ve seen at least three trolls now try to compare HA to Infowars since Allah’s post about the Boston liberal’s obscenity filled tirade directed at the Infowars guy.

It’s not a coincidence.

farsighted on April 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Yes, it’s a “tell”, one of his many. He’s a sociopathic liar.

petefrt on April 30, 2013 at 5:27 PM

We’ve been able narrow down his many lying “tells” into a more manageable group.

“Talking”

BobMbx on April 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Is it me or is there a smile playing around the corners of his mouth while he’s talking?

(How can one person bring up so much something so disgustingly sick in your mouth that it makes you dizzy?)

avagreen on April 30, 2013 at 6:06 PM

“I’m not familiar with it” is lying Dem speak for – I had someone else do my dirty work so I have plausible deniability.

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2013 at 5:38 PM

That’s what I was thinking. Saying “I’m not familiar with it” doesn’t mean he doesn’t know anything about it all.

The same with the night of the attack itself. Obama could in some sense honestly say he really wasn’t “familiar” with what was going on when even when it was all actually happening.

Ed Henry may very well be asking the wrong person. Where’s Valerie these days anyway?

lynncgb on April 30, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Alleging a conspiracy to cover-up a massacre of Americans, including threats, involving the POTUS lying! Is this Infowars?

takingsides on April 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Since the event, has the WH, State, Justice or DHS released a single piece of information about that night, other than the debunked talking points from Susan Rice?

Why not? Keep in mind we have the SecState on video exclaiming there is no point in figuring out what happened, even though the REB continues to say he’s doing just that.

Left Hand isn’t paying attention to the lies Right Hand is telling.

BobMbx on April 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

If I were a whistle blower I would hope that the President was looking into it and had my back in a Collins sort of way and not in a Stevens sort of way.

Some gays are more equal than others.

Lily on April 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM

The O can be described in one word:

FECKLESS.

thedude on April 30, 2013 at 6:18 PM

In the Nixon era they called it ‘plausible deniability’.

I wondered at the time why the administration decided to go public with the story that Obama was never awakened and apprised of the Benghazi attack, and that H.R. Clinton, likewise was not informed immediately. Surely, I thought, this is a political liability. One might well expect them to obfuscate and demure when pressed about when the president and Clinton knew and how much they knew, but saying they were absent altogether seemed like blatant ineptitude and incompetence to hold their respective positions.

However, this gives them both ‘plausible deniability’. What could they have done? After all… no one told them about the incident UNTIL IT WAS OVER. I recall Clinton’s statement to congress “What difference, at this point, could it possibly make?” Chilling, but now obviously purposeful.

Ergo, the fault for the failure of the administration to come to the aid of those brave men desperately defending their fellow Americans and asking for help MUST be that of Clinton and Obama’s subordinates. I think its likely that some of these subordinates have already been tagged to take the blame, too.

However, there is still the little matter of why the security of that consulate was reduced and farmed out to ‘locals’. There is still the question regarding WHY Stevens, an ambassador, was at an unsecured facility on the anniversary of 9/11 in an area known to be rife with terrorists and their operatives, rather than in a secured, lock down facility per protocol. Why Clinton and Obama and their subordinates and proxies lied about the attack being a spontaneous attack provoked by some you tube video.

I will never forget H.R.Clinton and Obama using those four coffins as props as they LIED outright about the nature of the attack and the reason FOR the attack. It demonstrated a ghastly lack of conscience and feeling, and a shocking degree of calculation and manipulation.

thatsafactjack on April 30, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Maybe instead of worrying about gay basketball players; you should do your job!

melle1228 on April 30, 2013 at 4:58 PM

He cares more about a basketball player than four dead Americans, including a US Ambassador.

dogsoldier on April 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Not to be obvious, but can you guess what the media reaction would be if Bush would have tried to hand wave away a question like that and plead ignorance almost 8 months after the fact?

Mimzey on April 30, 2013 at 5:38 PM

They would never have stopped screaming about it, and after learning he went to bed and did nothing they would have gone batshit, full tilt, foaming at the mouth homicidally deranged.

Huge one word headline using all the space above the fold,

“IMPEACH!”

But! This is Emperor Zero, so what we get is:

*crickets*

dogsoldier on April 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM

But I’ll find out what exactly it is that you’re referring to.

Right after we are done reviewing the Keystone pipeline route.

tommer74 on April 30, 2013 at 6:32 PM

BJ Clinton was an amateur to this guy. You can tell he loves lying. He loves what he’s doing. This man is clearly in his element.

onomo on April 30, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Since the event, has the WH, State, Justice or DHS released a single piece of information about that night, other than the debunked talking points from Susan Rice?

BobMbx on April 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Huge conspiracy! Threatening whistleblowers! Rescue team only 3 hrs away! Americans dead! They lied. People died!

nottakingsides on April 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Excellent.

tommer74 on April 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Huge conspiracy! Threatening whistleblowers! Rescue team only 3 hrs away! Americans dead! They lied. People died!

nottakingsides on April 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM

You smell even more desperate than nonpartisan, Holmes.

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Is there anyone in the press even biting their lip over the lies he tells. Or do they believe him?

hawkdriver on April 30, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Huge conspiracy! Threatening whistleblowers! Rescue team only 3 hrs away! Americans dead! They lied. People died!

nottakingsides on April 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM

You’re Boring.

Del Dolemonte on April 30, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Huge conspiracy! Threatening whistleblowers! Rescue team only 3 hrs away! Americans dead! They lied. People died!

nottakingsides on April 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM

You smell even more desperate than nonpartisan, Holmes.

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM

I too sense desperation in the trolls on this topic. Of course they don’t know the reason for the coverup, but they seem to sense that it’s really bad. That means we are on target.

slickwillie2001 on April 30, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Does anyone know where Beyonce was that night? Or perhaps Reggie Love?

WryTrvllr on April 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM

President Nixon and John dean? Anyone remember?????

jaywemm on April 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM

See the difference?

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Great catch Roger. Tell me dipsh1t wasn’t briefed and coached.
The man is a disgrace.

JusDreamin on April 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM

But I’ll find out what exactly it is that you’re referring to.

Sarah Palin said something like this back in 2008.

But we couldn’t have her even near the WH..

Electrongod on April 30, 2013 at 7:46 PM

As far as Obama is concerned, one gay NBA player trumps four dead Americans any day…. the gay one will vote democrats and so will the dead ones won’t.

poxoma on April 30, 2013 at 4:58 PM

fixed

cableguy615 on April 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Since the event, has the WH, State, Justice or DHS released a single piece of information about that night, other than the debunked talking points from Susan Rice?

BobMbx on April 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Huge conspiracy! Threatening whistleblowers! Rescue team only 3 hrs away! Americans dead! They lied. People died!

nottakingsides on April 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Says the jagoff that laughed as our ambassador was sodomized to death and dragged through the streets in front of a cheering mob of filthy mulslims chanting allah’s name. No doubt he was trolling the net that night looking for some 12 year old little boy to spend quality time with.

probably a high ranking union or government leader.

acyl72 on May 1, 2013 at 7:25 AM

If witnesses come out during the upcoming Congressional hearings with testimony that they’ve had their jobs held over their heads , it is not going to be pretty for the White House.

And then Erika proceeds to refute her own statement with the opposite.

That in fact the White House has nothing to worry about …

Why comply when the willing media, wrapped around Obama’s little finger, will eagerly remake every new Benghazi development into a story about Republicans on a partisan witch hunt?

Why state the former if it is superceded by the latter? Just saying.

Carnac on May 1, 2013 at 9:38 AM

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