Kerry refuses to permit Benghazi victims to testify, subpoenas to be issued

While many are discouraged that the truth regarding Benghazi will never be told, I remain optimistic. I cannot believe that of the thirty or so survivors of the attack, none are willing to honor the memory of their fallen comrades by  telling the truth. There are two stories out there that supports my hopefulness that have received almost no attention. While we wring our hands that a Select Committee has not been permitted, Issa marches on. Tomorrow another hearing which will include this fine fellow Pickering. So here is the latest update from “The Front.”

Secretary of State John Kerry has informed Congress he “will not honor the request to make Benghazi survivors available for questioning,” CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson reports.

Republicans in the House Oversight Committee reportedly plan to issue subpoenas if Kerry does not reverse his decision and provide congressional investigators access to Benghazi survivors.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Monday sent Kerry a formal letter demanding access to the survivors of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

“I must receive confirmation that the [State] Department will makes these witnesses available to Committee investigators by September 24, 2013,” the letter reads.

“Otherwise, I will have no alternative but to consider the use of compulsory process,” the letter adds. The Blaze

In support of my hopefulness, we have this:

A CIA employee who refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement barring him from discussing the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, has been suspended as a result and forced to hire legal counsel, according to a top House lawmaker.

Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) revealed at an event on Monday that his office was anonymously informed about the CIA employee, who is purportedly facing an internal backlash after refusing to sign a legal document barring him from publicly or privately discussing events surrounding the Benghazi attack.

The NDA agreements are meant to instill fear in employees and stop them from speaking “to the media or Congress,” Wolf said on Monday.

The CIA declined to comment directly on Wolf’s charges, but forwarded the Washington Free Beacon a letter sent to Congress from CIA Director John Brennan in which he denies charges that the agency has forced employees to sign NDAs and submit to polygraph tests.

“I want to assure you that I will not tolerate any effort to prevent our intelligence oversight committee from doing their jobs,” Brennan hand wrote at the bottom of the letter.

Monday’s Benghazi discussion came on the same day that House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) released a report detailing multiple shortcomings in the State Department’s internal investigation into failures related to the Benghazi attack

More at Free Beacon

21 Responses to “Kerry refuses to permit Benghazi victims to testify, subpoenas to be issued”

  1. WWII Memorial UPDATE: Barricades have now been wired shut…? | Two Heads are Better Than One Says:

    […] or even how the the investigations into scandals such as Fast-and-Furious or Benghazi have been delayed, sabotaged and stifled. The only concern of the modern-day Liberal is using their available power to realize their goals. […]


  2. Always On Watch Says:

    Linked at Infidel Bloggers Alliance.


  3. Always On Watch Says:

    Sounds Nixonian to me!


  4. Steve Dennis Says:

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. It appears as if Kerry is following Hillary’s lead. I also wrote about the CIA agent who was suspended for not signing the non-disclosure form, the intimidation continues…..
    I am glad Issa has not given up on this but I cannot remain has hopeful as you because my mind keeps going back to Fast and Furious.


  5. Petermc3 Says:

    This whole charade is no more entertaining than Bill and Hillary dancing to Fleetwood Mac at their first inaugural ball in 1993. And while Bill’s tour of duty was focused on eating taco and getting hum jobs in the Oval Office and then lying about it, Barry’s administration is focused on screwing everyone of us at every turn nonstop. Too bad the PC police will not allow us to sum up all of this president’s shenanigans the way we would have in the good old days: There’s a n____r in the woodpile.


  6. Charles M. Phipps Says:

    Maybe it’s just me but I’m starting to get the impression they are trying to hide something. Can’t imagine why I’m thinking that and I’m sure I’m the only one who is.


  7. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    I’m confused. (Nothing new.) What athority does John Kerry or the State Department have over CIA employees? Didn’t Brenen recently say that the survivors would be allowed to testify?

    No doubt there will be limits on what they can testify to in a public hearing. But, in a behind-closed-doors hearing, Congressional investigators shoul finally be able to find out what the CIA was doing in Benghazi with the Ste Department’s collaboration. That, in my opinion, is what the whole cover-up is about.


  8. LD Jackson Says:

    Where there is smoke, fire is always close by. I can not help but wonder why the Obama administration is trying so hard to keep the real story of Benghazi from being told. That’s the smoke. Where is the fire?


  9. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    It must be bigger and worse, than we know.


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