Whistleblowers are reportedly prepared to provide shocking new testimony about the deadly September terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Libya.
Senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer says on ‘Fox News Sunday’ that it is ‘largely irrelevant’ what the president was doing during the September terrorist attack.
Obama’s spokesman dismisses the idea that there is anything scandalous about the administration’s handling of the September terrorist attack that killed four Americans.
E-Mails Show State Department Made 12 Revisions to Benghazi Talking Points, Deleted CIA Warning and References to al-Qaeda
Documents show the State Department changed the CIA’s assessment of the terrorist attack that killed four Americans last September, because of an official’s political concerns. The changes deleted reference to al-Qaeda and changed ‘attacks’ to ‘demonstrations.’
VIDEO: Benghazi Whistleblower Gregory Hicks Describes 'Saddest Phone Call' That Ambassador Stevens Died
Testifying in today’s House Oversight Committee hearing about last year’s terrorist attack on the consulate in Benghazi, former chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Libya Gregory Hicks became emotional as he described receiving the news that Ambassador Chris Stevens had died: ”At about 3 a.m., I received a call from the prime minister of Libya. I think it’s the saddest phone call I’ve ever had in my life, and he told me that Ambassador Stevens had passed away. I immediately telephoned Washington that news afterwards and, again, accelerated our effort to withdraw from the compound move to the annex.”
After excerpts from private testimony given by Gregory Hicks, deputy US chief of mission in Libya were released on Monday, Americans are anxiously awaiting the House Oversight Committee hearing scheduled to begin today at 11:30 a.m. ET. Following months of heated debate, many are hopeful that testimony from whistleblowers will either shed light on what really happened last September 11th in Libya or lay to rest accusations of official impropriety.
On Wednesday, House Republicans will examine testimonies from several so-called ‘Benghazi whistle-blowers’ during a congressional hearing aimed at shedding light on the infamously shady circumstances surrounding a September 11th, 2012 attack on the American embassy in Libya. Gregory Hicks, deputy US chief of mission in Libya and Number Two man to slain US Ambassador Christopher Stephens, leads a pack of witnesses set to deliver what some have dubbed ‘explosive testimony’ to congressional investigators.
Intelligence agency reports on an attack against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were altered because State Department officials were concerned about congressional reaction to the deadly September 2012 terrorist attack in Libya, Stephen F. Hayes reports at the Weekly Standard.
The AP is reporting 2 dead after what appears to be a suicide bomber attack at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
This marks the second U.S. Embassy attack in less than 6 months. On September 11, 2012, the U.S. Embassy in Libya was attacked, leaving 4 Americans dead.
The attack, adds to an already tense situation in the Middle East. As conditions continue to deteriorate in Syria, Turkey has become increasingly alarmed, as well as vocal against Syrian President, Bashar Hafez al-Assad. Most recently, Turkey has put into operation several Patriot missiles under NATO command.
In an effort to relieve tensions, Vice President Biden will focus heavily on Syria as he embarks on his European tour. Biden is scheduled to meet with Syrian opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib in Munich, Germany.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez has become the talk of the town in recent days.
He recently presided over two high profile hearings; Libya, and Senator John Kerry’s nomination to Secretary of State. In addition, he joined Senators Schumer and McCain in a joint presser to present a plan for immigration reform. And if that weren’t enough, the New Jersey Senator is now scheduled to become the Chairman of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, replacing Senator Kerry.