Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sharyl Attkisson, A Real Journalist, Seeks Answers From Obama Regime On BenghaziGate

I've been really glad to see someone, especially at notoriously liberal CBS, do some real watchdog work that is worthy of the title "Journalist." (Twitchy).

CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been one of the few members of the media willing to hold the Obama Administration’s feet to the fire over Benghazigate. Despite Obama et al.’s toxic mixture of silence, prevarication, and obfuscation, Attkisson has doggedly pursued the truth about the September 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead. Today, she spotlighted the list of questions that the Obama Administration has yet to answer:
 
Attkisson's questions, which she posted via Twitter:
What time was Ambassador’s Stevens’ body recovered, what are the known details surrounding his disappearance and death, including where he/his body was taken/found/transported and by whom?
Who made the decision not to convene the Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG) the night of the Benghazi attacks?  
We understand that convening the CSG a protocol under Presidential directive (“NSPD-46”). Is that true? If not, please explain, if so, why was the protocol not followed?  
Is the Administration revising the applicable Presidential directive? If so, please explain.
Who is the highest-ranking official who was aware of pre-911 security requests from US personnel in Libya?  
Who is/are the official(s) responsible for removing reference to al-Qaeda from the original CIA notes?  
Was the President aware of Gen. Petraeus’ potential problems prior to Thurs., Nov. 8, 2012? And What was the earliest that any White House official was aware? Please provide details.  
What is your response to the President stating that on Sept. 12, he called 911 a terrorist attack, in light of his CBS interview on that date in which he answered that it was too early to know whether it was a terrorist attack? And Does this mean that the Administration would have used them if available?  
Is anyone being held accountable for having no resources close enough to reach this high-threat area within 8+ hours on Sept. 11, and has the Administration taken steps to have resources available sooner in case of emergency in the future?
A Benghazi victim’s family member stated that Mrs. Clinton told him she would find and arrest whoever made the anti-Islam video. Is this accurate? If so, what was Mrs. Clinton’s understanding at the time of what would be the grounds for arrest?  
The Administration is reported to have asked that the anti-Islamist YouTube video initially blamed in Benghazi be removed from YouTube. If true, what is the Administration’s view regarding other videos or future material that it may wish were not published, but are legal?  
What is the Administration's criteria in general for requesting removal of a YouTube or other Internet video?

All questions that need answers, for the families as well as for the nation. Unfortunately, Attkisson noted that "a White House official has indicated they will not be answering these questions."  Even though the Regime promised to be one of the most transparent when they took office in 2009.

One more question that should be asked...What happened to the 30 or so people who survived the attack on the Benghazi consulate?

Back in December, Jonn Lilyea at This Ain't Hell wrote:
I’ve said before that I know someone who is stationed at Landstuhl Hospital in Germany and was in the operation room when casualties from the attack on the consulate in Benghazi arrived there from Libya. This person told me that there were more than 30 casualties that day and the staff at the hospital was pretty busy.
Now, according to Breitbart, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz claims that the Obama Administration is hiding those folks;
…he has been “thwarted” by the State Department from seeing any Americans who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Many people forget that there were Americans who survived the Benghazi attack, some of whom were badly injured and are still recovering.
“My understanding is that we still have some people in the hospital. I’d like to visit with them and wish them nothing but the best but the State Department has seen it unfit for me to know who those people are—or even how many there are,” Rep. Chaffetz said. “I don’t know who they are. I don’t know where they live. I don’t know what state they’re from. I don’t even know how many there are. It doesn’t seem right to me.”
It seems to me that some of those folks would have some insight into the events of that day which we haven’t heard yet.
Are these survivors being hidden and under whose directive?  Where are they and why have they not been allowed to be questioned by investigators?

Northern Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf has reintroduced legislation calling for a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attack.

Someone needs to get to the bottom of BenghaziGate. This is worse than Watergate and even worse than Monica-Gate, as this involves national security, and also due to the fact that there were lives that were lost because of what happened in Benghazi (as well as Fast and Furious).

There need to be more Sharyl Attkissons and less of the Al Rokers, who call out to That One and Joe Bite Me like teenyboppers at a Justin Bieber concert.  We need more watchdogs instead of lapdogs.

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