Issa Says Heads of Benghazi Panel Refused to Testify

David Lerman

Republican Representative Darrell Issa said the Obama administration has failed to cooperate with his probe of the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Issa of California, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also said today at a hearing of the panel that leaders of the State Department’s review board refused to testify before the panel.

Today’s hearing revives efforts by Republicans to show the Obama administration didn’t provide enough security to U.S. diplomats in Libya before the attack last Sept. 11 that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, failed to respond militarily during it and engaged in what Issa has called a “cover-up” afterward to hide the role of terrorists linked to al-Qaeda.

Obama administration officials have rejected all of those characterizations, and Democrats have said Republicans are trying to exploit a tragedy for political gain…


The article continues at Bloomberg


Gregory Hicks’ 30 Minute Recount of Benghazi Attack




Update: White House denies changing Benghazi intelligence reports 

White House spokesman Jay Carney today blamed the intelligence agencies for the administration’s effort to hide Al Qaeda’s role in the lethal jihadi attack last September on the U.S. diplomatic site in Benghazi, Libya.

“The intelligence community drafted and redrafted these [public affairs] points… the fact that there are inputs from others doesn’t change the fact that the CIA, the intelligence community, drafted these points,” he told reporters at the daily briefing.

Asked if White House officials made any changes, Carney claimed that “the only edits were stylistic and non-substantive.”

However, two drafts of the talking points were substantially changed by a group of senior administration officials, including Mike Morrell, the CIA’s deputy director, according to an investigation by five House committees…


Update 2WHOA!… Rep. Ann Wagner: Only President Gives the Stand Down Order 

…Benghazi whistle-blower Greg Hicks testified this morning that the stand down order for the rescue team in Tripoli came from either AFRICOM or SOCAFRICA…


Also at the site, Benghazi Whistle-Blower: ‘The YouTube Video Was a Nonevent in Libya’


According to Jim Hoft: FYI: Charles Woods, the father of Benghazi hearing Tyrone Woods, is sitting behing Mr. Hicks at the hearing.


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