Jay Carney: ‘Benghazi Happened A Long Time Ago’

Benghazi happened a long time ago according to Jay Carney, who represents President Obama as the White House Press Secretary.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Benghazi report is a 43 page document that accuses White House and senior State Department officials of altering “accurate talking points drafted by the intelligence community in order to protect the State Department.” Hillary Clinton previously denied having anything to do with lowering the security of Benghazi but the Benghazi report cites documents signed by Hillary Clinton that “articulates a plan to scale back security assets for the U.S. Mission in Libya, including the Benghazi Mission.”

Even after the initial Benghazi report, there are allegations that Benghazi witnesses are being gagged by the Obama administration. One of these unnamed Benghazi report witnesses reportedly hired attorney Victoria Toensing to work with the State Department to received classified information. But Toensing claims the State Department is “stonewalling,” with phone calls and letters from House Representatives being ignored. Back at the White House, this is what Jay Carney said about these Benghazi investigation claims:

“Benghazi happened a long time ago. We are unaware of any agency blocking an employee who would like to appear before Congress to provide information related to Benghazi.”

Jay Carney also claims Victoria Toensing is lying about her efforts to work with the State Department:

“But again, with regards to these stories, to our knowledge, we’re not aware of any agency that has blocked an employee who would like to appear before Congress. And as you noted, both the State Department and Department of Defense have made clear that they are not aware of any requests for a security clearance for a private attorney having been made in connection with the Benghazi investigation. So what you have is an attorney saying she represents somebody, claiming that she’s not getting this security clearance, and yet the agencies involved have no information about that at all, which falls into the broader story here, which this is these allegations are part of an unfortunate pattern of spreading misinformation and politicizing this issue.”

The Benghazi ARB report commissioned by President Obama is also under fire, with some calling the ARB a cover up, because it failed to interview key witnesses even including Hillary Clinton. Congressman Gowdy (R-SC) explains the rationale for the Benghazi ARB report review:

“How in the world can you have a comprehensive review of Benghazi when you don’t even bother to talk to the secretary of state? She wasn’t even interviewed by the so-called accountability review board! There’s a reason that students don’t grade their own papers. There’s a reason defendants don’t sentence themselves. And there’s the reason the State Department doesn’t get to investigate itself, determine whether or not it made errors in Benghazi. That is Congress’s job. So yes, it would be a wild understatement for us to say we do not have confidence in the accountability review board and its conclusions.”

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