The Benghazi witnesses have been named. The Benghazi investigators are already promising that their testimony is “going to make you mad.”
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.”
Amid allegations the Obama administration hired organizations known to be tied to al Qaeda to protect Benghazi, the Benghazi report also cites documents signed by Hillary Clinton linking her to the decisions of Charlene Lamb that “articulates a plan to scale back security assets for the U.S. Mission in Libya, including the Benghazi Mission.”
The White House responded to allegations that Benghazi witnesses are being gagged by the Obama administration with Jay Carney saying, “Benghazi happened a long time ago.” One of these unnamed Benghazi report witnesses reportedly hired attorney Victoria Toensing to work with the State Department to received classified information, but the lawyers are claiming the government is “stonewalling” by ignoring phone calls and emails.
Fox News has released the Benghazi witness whistleblower names set to testify before Congress on Wednesday:
“Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the agency’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a diplomatic security officer who was the regional security officer in Libya, the top security officer in the country in the months leading up to the attacks.”
Eric Nordstrom has previously said, “For me the Taliban is on the inside of the [State Department] building.” These Benghazi witnesses claim the Accountability Review board (ARB) Benghazi report, set up by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, ignored their testimony. Many other material witnesses were not allowed to speak to the ARB.
Two of these State Department employees also claim they have faced threats and intimidation from as-yet-unnamed superiors. Their lawyer, Toensing, explains:
“I’m not talking generally, I’m talking specifically about Benghazi — that people have been threatened. And not just the State Department; people have been threatened at the CIA. … It’s frightening. …They’re taking career people and making them well aware that their careers will be over.”
Speaking of the Benghazi witness whistleblowers, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) claims:
“it’s going to make you mad. It’s going to make you upset. Come Wednesday, you’re going to start hearing the truth about Benghazi. Our people were abandoned. They were denied assistance. And what you were told by this administration after the fact was a complete political smokescreen.”
Are you mad about the claims of the Benghazi witnesses released so far?