Bombshell!! Three Benghazi Survivors to Testify
Lindsay Graham, R-SC, has announced that three CIA survivors of Benghazi will testify behind closed doors the week of Nov 11th. Senators are hoping for new information, that will give them a clearer picture of what happened that night in Benghazi. They have already deposed 2 state department security officers and three other Americans.
The Justice and State Departments have been stalling, citing a year old FBI investigation and future criminal prosecutions as the reason they are reticent to have the survivors testify. They claim that they are afraid it will hurt their chances to prosecute terrorists involved in the attacks, but is more likely they are worried about prosecution of administration officials who abandoned the ambassador and the compound.
Sen Graham had threatened to hold up all presidential nominees until they are allowed to testify, “What I am asking for is to talk to the people who were there.”
The Justice Department sent a letter to Graham, which expressed concern that:
“because these survivors are potential witnesses in a terrorism prosecution, as well as law enforcement professionals who engage in security activities around the world including at high-threat posts, disclosure of their identities could put their lives, as well as those of their families and the people they protect, at increased risk.”
Graham and Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, promised not to disclose national security information or place any prosecution of suspects at risk.
On the House side, Rep Mike McCaul, , R-TX, of the House Committee on Homeland Security sent a letter signed by himself and 84 other legislators to John Kerry, asking why there are no bounties offered for suspects in the Benghazi attacks. Probably for the same reason, Obama kept refusing to allow US intelligence agents from capturing or killing those suspects.
The State Department has offered no reason why they are not bounty eligible.