Benghazi Terrorist May Be Defended by Bill Clinton’s Lewinsky White House Counsel

ohn M. Facciola, Ahmed Abu Khatallah, Michelle Peterson

Liberal experts have kept insisting that the best way to deal with Jihadists is to win them over with civilian trials, instead of Gitmo and waterboarding. So far no one has been over.

The Libyan militia leader accused of being part of the deadly 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has been “compliant but not cooperative” with U.S. interrogators, Representative Mike Rogers said on Sunday.

Ahmed Abu Khatallah, captured in Libya earlier this month by U.S. forces and held for nearly two weeks aboard a U.S. Navy vessel, was transferred to federal custody on Saturday. He appeared in U.S. District Court in Washington and, through a translator, pleaded not guilty to a terrorism charge in the attack that killed Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans.

Rogers, a Republican and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program that Khatallah was being held in the Washington, D.C., area after his arraignment.

Khatallah was captured on June 15 by U.S. special operations forces and had been under interrogation since then on a Navy warship that brought him to the United States.

Despite that, Obama decided to inappropriately run a militia man who carried  out an attack on US facilities using an armed group through the civilian justice system, just as he sought to do with Osama bin Laden.

The killer is represented by Shelli Peterson, a Federal Public Defender, at taxpayer expense. It’s unclear if this is the same woman who served as Bill Clinton’s White House Counsel during the Lewinsky case.

That’s what provides a rather strange footnote to this case.

The full name of both women is Michelle M. Peterson. Both go by “Shelli”. It could be a coincidence, but it’s quite a coincidence.

As Assistant White House Counsel, Peterson handled the Lewinsky case and was accused of lying to aid the Clintons.

It’s certainly interesting if it’s the same woman, but as Hillary likes to say, “What difference does it make anyway?”

  • Christopher Riddle

    In contrast,Obongo should be tried before a Military Tribunal for TREASON!!!!!!!!!!

  • truebearing

    It’s starting to look like we are going to be treated to some political/legal theater, with Obama directing and Holder in charge of casting. I can hardly wait to see who the judge and prosecutor will be. Maybe Khalid Sheik Mohammed will be on the bench, with Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman playing the prosecutor. Perhaps the trial will be another first and will be named. Something like “The Innocence of Muslims.”

    • liz

      Yes, they had to get a replacement for the first one since that didn’t go over so well.

  • liz

    Great. I can see the case is in good hands, and “justice” will be done. (Ha.)
    We can all go back to thinking Obama has vanquished terrorism forever.

    • truebearing

      Yes, Al Qaeda is on the run, don’t you know, so Obama is arming them with more weapons. Now that may sound stupid at first, but he’s probably giving them more weapons to weigh them down so they can’t run as fast.

      • liz

        Yep, he’s the clever one, he is.

  • Lanna

    Well how many times did we see the famous retort, “I did not have sex with that woman, and his retort that he never lied, not even once.” It depends on what the word if means. Look how the Left continually lies to get elected.

  • bob e

    cannot wait until all of barry o’frauds’ protections are gone & we see him
    walkin’ to jail in handcuffs accused of treason.

  • joepotato

    Who didn’t think this wouldn’t be a Kabuki Theater production? Be ready for the not guilty verdict… I’m still wondering why Killery and Scumbamasama aren’t defendants…?