Obama Inc. Intimidating Benghazi Survivors into Keeping Quiet?

The next step in the Benghazigate investigation is interviewing some of the survivors of the attack. But that is proving more difficult than anticipated.

Senator Graham had said that  he’s “had contact” with Benghazi survivors and described their story  as “chilling.” “The bottom line is they feel that they can’t come forth, they’ve been told to be quiet,” he said.

Is the White House intimidating them? As Ace points out, Jay Carney says yes and no.

In the first part of the sentence, he (James Carney) claims the White House is not blocking these people from talking. In the second part, he adds in that they are, of course, precluded from discussing sensitive topics due to their positions…

The second part of the sentence blows up the first part. This is the game the White House is playing: They are putting these people on notice they might be prosecuted for revealing state secrets if they say something Obama doesn’t like.

The wheels of Congress grind slowly, but there are some developments.

“We’ll get our chance to talk to Benghazi survivors and get the reports from the FBI. That will happen. I’m confident of that,” Chairman Rogers told Breitbart News. “We want to make sure people have a chance to heal first and we’ll have an opportunity to talk these people before this is over. I’m fairly comfortable this will happen,” he said.

Any Benghazi survivor who talks to his committee would be protected from prosecution or job termination from the Obama administration, Rogers said. “We’ll make sure of that. That is whistle bower standard protection. If they’re fired for talking to us, there’ll be some hell to pay.”

The trouble with that is that Obama Inc. has become notorious for its ruthless crackdown on whistleblowers. But Senator Graham is signaling that a more aggressive push may be coming.

GRAHAM: I believe the attitude of the house leadership is changing when it comes to Benghazi, they’re going to be more aggressive. But you make a good point. I’ve written CIA Director Brennan, Secretary of State John Kerry, provide the names of the survivors to the Congress in an appropriate way so we can interview them about what actually happened. The story told by the White House after the attack has not held water.

VAN SUSTEREN: Everyone writes letter in this town. Letters never get answered unless you’re in the majority party.

GRAHAM: There you go. And my Democratic colleagues in the Senate have shown no interest in getting to the bottom of Benghazi. If this were Bush they’d be all over it. The one thing Republicans can do is use the leverage they have in the House to subpoena these survivors so we’ll find out what happened that night. I guarantee you there are people wanting to talk, but are afraid to talk, and a subpoena would make a difference.

VAN SUSTEREN: Are you going to do anything, encourage the House to do that?

GRAHAM: I’m going to meet with the House leadership tomorrow, hoping they will take up the Benghazi cause. Look how far we’ve come from what the story was told by Susan Rice. Look what we found out by pushing on this show and other shows, CBS and mainly FOX. The whole scenario told by the president and Susan Rice has absolutely collapsed.

VAN SUSTEREN: Why hasn’t the House leadership —

GRAHAM: I have no idea.

VAN SUSTEREN: Why the Republican House leadership hasn’t been —

GRAHAM: To my House colleagues, please, for god’s sake step up your game when it comes to Benghazi. You have tools I don’t because I’m in the minority party in the Senate. Unfortunately Harry Reid hasn’t looked to push the administration. Look what we did on Iraq and interrogation techniques gone bad under t the Bush administration. The Democratic senators have given the president a pass when it comes to Benghazi. The House cannot give him a pass.

VAN SUSTEREN: Are you going to tell Speaker Boehner to push for subpoenas?

GRAHAM: I think that Speaker Boehner is very much in the mindset of trying to get to the bottom of Benghazi. But yes, I will urge Speaker Boehner to use the powers of the House not to chase rabbits, but to get to the bottom line. We have not heard from the people who went through this debacle who were there on the ground. I guarantee if this had been a good news story we would have heard from them the next day. The fact we haven’t heard from them for six months should make every American worried about what this administration is covering up.

While the media would like to just MoveOn.org from Benghazigate, it’s encouraging that an investigation is still continuing.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Obama & thugs are doing all they can to issue an omerta, re Benghazigate – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/03/18/benghazigate-

    The above is as serious as a heart attack.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • truebearing

      We are mid-coup…and the band plays on. The media is strangling the truth and most Americans are still oblivious to the accelerating incremental Marxist revolution.The thin red line between a complete takeover is the Republican led House, but the Republicans are led by Boehner, a fool at best. The hour grows late.

      • Concerned Citizen

        Boehner and the Republicans had better get to doing something NOW to get to the bottom of Benghazi and get answers BEFORE the mid term elections, or the Republicans are going to be voted OUT! Its as if they are all afraid, or are being bullied by this administration. Enough has already been done to nullify the election(s), including forging birth certificates, multiple social security numbers, voter fraud, vote buying, allowing illegals to vote, and since, there's been plenty that call for impeachment, including, Fast & Furious, Benghazigate, treason, ignoring the Constitution! and no one is doing anything to stop him! The way Obama and his wife are wasting taxpayers money on all the lavish trips and parties for themselves and their "so called" friends, all the while they can't afford to open the citizen owned white house for children to tour, taking money from our military pay and benefits, is a slap in the face to ALL Americans! Its sickening!! WAKE UP BOEHNER & THE REPUBLICANS, BEFORE ITS TOO LATE, if its not already!

    • truebearing

      If anyone wants to understand Obama and what is happening, they should read M. Scott Peck's "People of the Lie." It deals with evil, and ultimately what it takes to defeat evil — people being willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of good. We need more people who are willing to go down swinging against the totalitarianism Obama seeks.

      Peck sums up evil this way (and we'll all recognize Obama in it):
      1. Evil people hide their agenda with lies. Obama the pathological liar.

      2. Evil people want to be seen as good. Obama the messiah.

      3. Evil is disorienting. Most people don't know how to react. Obama gets reelected.

      4. Evil seeks to make others dependent and submissive. Obama's pushing food stamps, etc.

      5. To effectively fight evil we must unceasingly tell the truth, regardless of the consequences. Jesus, Lincoln, Andrew Breitbart….

  • Chris

    At the very least, this must be delayed, stonewalled, and tied up in procedural knots until after the midterms.
    Then the Demedia will declare it old news and a partisan witch hunt to sully the otherwise spotless record of Lord Barack. And it will be racist. And then some low level schmo can take the fall and be demoted to a better job in another federal agency. And Barry's third autobiography will never mention it.

  • kafir4life

    President Stinky (bo) would have had the survivors know that they'e in the same danger as they were in Benghazi. Ambassador Stevens had information that Stinks was selling guns (for a mighty nice commission) to his pals, and had to be eliminated. If the survivors were to attempt to talk, the same jihadi comrades of Stinky's would be over to pay them and their families visits. The same happened to Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. He was going to come forward with information that Stinky and Eric were running guns to Stinky's drug connections, for which they received cash and drugs. President Stinky had Terry and Stevens on his hit list.
    If the President does it, it's not illegal.

    • truebearing

      You are a man of my own suspicions. I am totally convinced that Obama had Stevens silenced, much like Ron Brown's odd and fatal demise during the Clinton administration. Stevens knew too much and could have hurt the coup, so they hung him out to dry and let the Muslims do what they do best…kill people.

  • Bob Harris

    Is our President useing gangster tacticts to silence his opposition?
    It is becoming harder and harder to tell the difference between our friends and Allies, and our enemies.
    Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Leon Panetta all have the blood of American Patriots on their hands.
    All this, following fast and furious,how do they sleep nights?

  • truebearing

    The Left is institutionalized evil. Obama is evil incarnate. Neither will stop at anything in their rapacity for power and domination. Both know that the truth about what they are doing would result in violent opposition to their nearly completed coup, hence individuals are eminently expendable and truth is a necessary casualty. The Benghazi survivors won't survive unless they remain mute. This should have the nation in an immense uproar.

  • waldo123

    Initially it seems many of the people who should have known what was going on were kept in the dark. They were supposed to have had the responsibility and were the normal organizational channels. But, some of those operations where being handle through back channels, as the recent book about Benghazi points out. So, when those who were in the dark were needed to cover, it was perfect — they could fall on their swords and still be ignorant to any real questioning. Love the Hillary reply, "What difference does it make?" Stunning in its in-your-face ridicule that she should ever be questioned. "Ridicule — its irrational, its infuriating," isn't that what Saul Alnski said? Nixon would loved to have said the same thing and gotten away with it. But, he had a conscience. It wouldn't let him conceive of it.

  • http://twitter.com/Waronpolitics @Waronpolitics

    What is the cover up? I am still missing the point. did the president kill these Americans? Senator Graham stated their story as chilling? wow he forgot to share what they said though? chilling means what? 3000 Americans died under George Bush fighting the wrong war in Iraq! that is a fact. where was the uproar from Graham? Lets deal with the facts here! what is the administration covering up? Benghazigate? okay what crime was committed? some of these individuals are CIA is clear common sense you cannot put them in front of a camera they might have on going cases and loose potential sources ! also they might loose assets this means people can die!. the whole point of the CIA is to remain incognito this is not like the department of education.

    • AnOrdinaryMan

      Bush never intimidated people into silence, as Obama has. And that's a fact. "Okay what crime was committed?" Try treason and murder. "the whole point of the CIA is to remain incognito.;.." Obama leaks information wherever and whenever it pleases him, and that's part of his treason. AND LEAVE BUSH OUT OF THIS. Bush is out of office, remember?

    • Softly Bob

      A common trick of the Left is to divert attention elsewhere. Obama has committed serious crimes so why not point the finger at someone else?
      This would not work in a court of law. Bush is no longer in power. The relevance is on Obama.
      Dirty Leftist tricks are the equivalent of a serial rapist standing in front of a judge and saying that he's not the only person who ever raped anyone. A poor defence but some gullible idiots would fall for it.
      It's the same thing when the crimes of Islam are mentioned, the apologists like to point out how evil the Catholic church was in the Middle Ages, as if that somehow lets Islam off the hook.
      The truth of the matter today is that Obama is a criminal and no amount of whinging about Bush is ever going to change the fact!

    • joe

      You have no idea if the survivors are CIA ,none of us do. Being CIA or retired CIA – like the known victims of Benghazi -doesn't trump the murder of Americans.nor exclude them from testifying about murders.

      What crimes were committed? The State department denied the people in Benghazi security multiple times. When alerted to the attack they ignored it,Obama went to bed, letting 4 Americans be murdered
      The question remains what they were doing in Benghazi – selling arms to terrorists ,as has been reported?

      Don't make yourself look silly with the fake Bush claims. It is tedious to post all the info- that you've chosen to ignore- about Clinton signing the Iraq aggression pact with democrats and the UN,his and Susan Rice acts allowing Bin Laden to go free,Sadam's mass murder and democratic congress's sworn testimony on WMD and why we should invade Iraq.

      "One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them.That is our bottom line."
      President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

      "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
      Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

      "He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
      Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

      "We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
      Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

      "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
      Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

      "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program.
      He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
      Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002.

  • tagalog

    No one was killed in the Watergate scandal, yet the MSM made it a cause celebre. Crickets are chirping when you listen for journalists to investigate the Benghazi story.

    I also notice that today, when oral arguments about same-sex marriage are being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, the MSM is not taking notice of today's nearly one-million-person French protests over recognizing same-sex marriages as legal. There was an anti-gay marriage protest in France in January with 1.2 million protesters. The crickets chirp on.

  • WatcherOntheWall

    To @Waronpolitics-Part 1
    Question: What crime was committed? Correct Question: What crime hasn't been committed?

    "Lets deal with the facts here?"

    1. Even though we know that Benghazi was not an embassy, but a "mission," the media and the administration continually called it an "embassy." An embassy anywhere in the world is considered U.S. property. Therefore, any breech onto our 'property' is an Act of War. U.S. has not responded, almost six months later.

    2. Obama, Hilliary, and Panetta watched Christopher Stevens get raped, and killed, in real time, via Charlene Lamb. The bloody toilet in the 'safe room' shows exactly what Steven's endured. Smoke inhalation does not make you bleed. http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/10/21/di
    We know Killiary was emailing Benghazi information at 10p on the evening of 09/11/12 through leaked info. We do not know what Obama was doing, but, clearly, helping six Americans get out of Benghazi was not on his mind. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/02/07/Der
    Remember, the action-ready teams in Italy, and at the CIA house in Benghazi, was told to stand down. . . . . http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/why-our-

    3. This is NOT a political problem. This is a human life problem. Christopher Stevens was sacrificed on the altar of free speech. Remember this erupted due to the sorry video produced against Allah? Obama cares nothing for human life, which he learned as a babe/small child in Indonesia. Especially if anyone gets in the way of his will. A president is tasked with the security of our homeland, and our people. When Islam takes over our country, due to Obama's orchestrated enabling of the Muslim Brotherhood to overtake country after country, do you, with good faith, believe Obama will seek to preserve YOUR life? [i.e. drones, gun control] ICE has found numerous 'prayer blankets' on the border. Mexico has experienced be-headings lately, something they have not seen previously. We are being set up, as I type. As soon as we are disarmed, 'they' are coming, and we will be a new member of the New World Order. http://borderalert.usbc.org/destroying-america/op

    4. Obama has continually voiced his opinion leading up to the recent election, stating, "GM is alive, and Al Qaeda is dead." Ask Lara Logan if Al Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood is dead. http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/rape_squad
    Ask the thousands of Christians in the Middle East, Africa, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and Libya. http://frontpagemag.com/2013/theodore-shoebat/the

    5. Don't you get it? Obama ran guns to Mexico, gave F-16's and tanks to Egypt, ran guns, [and we do not know what else], to Benghazi, which turned up in Syria; is knowingly arming the 'rebels' [Muslim Brotherhood], in Syria, —–all while attempting to disarm American citizens. After Syria falls Jordan will be next. Under the radar, on Sunday March 3, [image that]. Obama pardons local inmates, many of whom were charged with selling cocaine. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/mar/03/ob… & http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/03/01/list-of-
    This of course, does not include the 3000 ICE illegal aliens that have been released thus far. http://frontpagemag.com/2013/volpe/whistle-blower

  • JacksonPearson

    Nothing will come from the Benghazi debacle. After flipping congress off with headaches, Hillary Klintoon finally spoke, walked away laughing her butt off, while trotting off towards her presidential run. Meanwhile, congress still remains confused, and mentally paralyzed.

    • tagalog

      Yes. Nothing will come of it. They called Reagan "the Teflon President,'" but he had nothing on Obama. The answer to Hillary's question "What difference does it make?" to the question of who did the killing, people walking around who just decided to kill some Americans or terrorist plotters is "the difference is in the nature of the investigation of these murders." I don't comprehend how these supposedly highly intelligent and sensitive minds among our Senators and Congressmen were so credulous or so awed by the awesomeness of Hillary Clinton -or so just plain stupid- that they couldn't think of a response to that fatuous attitude of hers.

  • susankatzkeating

    At least one of them wants to talk. Stay tuned

  • susankatzkeating

    One survivor may be in danger. http://www.susankatzkeating.com/2013/03/benghazi-