Benghazi witnesses are allegedly being prevented from speaking to investigative committees by the Obama administration. In response, Lindsey Graham is demanding President Obama let the Benghazi witnesses speak.
As previously reported The Inquisitr, Hillary Clinton Benghazi allegations came earlier this week when the House of Representatives released a 43 page Benghazi report. The documents accused the State Department of making Charlene Lamb believe there was “too much political cost” to maintaining adequate security in Benghazi, which caused the number of diplomatic security agents in Benghazi to be lowered from 34 to just three.
The Benghazi report also says White House and senior State Department officials “altered accurate talking points drafted by the intelligence community in order to protect the State Department.” Because of this, Representative Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, recently warned Benghazi whistleblowers to find lawyers to protect themselves against the government.
Attorney Victoria Toensing said she has a Benghazi witness who wants to share classified information with congressional investigators, but is being blocked by the State Department. Representative Issa claims “the investigation has proceeded despite efforts by department staff to limit the committee’s access to documents and witnesses.”
Going public on live television last night, Senator Lindsey Graham challenged President Barack Obama to let the Benghazi witnesses speak freely:
“Benghazi is eight months old, nobody has been arrested, and the survivors have never been allowed to be talked to by the Congress. This administration is investigating itself. I’m urging the president, I’m challenging this administration, allow the survivors to come forward without the fear of being fired.”
In addition to the Benghazi witnesses, the State Department’s Office of Inspector General is investigating the Accountability Review Board (ARB) report convened by President Obama that probed the Benghazi terror attack for the State Department. Joe diGenova, a former US attorney, is calling the ARB report a “cover up” and there are allegations the ARB failed to interview key witnesses. In response, State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell says it’s “simply false” to claim the ARB is being investigated and that they’re merely reviewing the processes for creating such panels.
What do you think about the allegations of the Benghazi witnesses being gagged by the Obama administration?