Testimony In New Benghazi Hearings
The new round of Benghazi hearings are starting to look positively explosive. One way you can tell is that the mainstream media feels compelled to pay attention to them. That is a lot easier now that Obama has been re-elected, of course, and his palace guard can take off their blindfolds and earmuffs, but the sea change in media attitude over the past week has been notable.
Here, for example, is CBS News on Sunday giving top-story coverage to the testimony of Gregory Hicks, who was the Number Two man at the U.S. embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi attacks. Hicks – whose appearance at the hearings was discussed by House Oversight chairman Darrell Issa earlier Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation – says everyone at the embassy knew it was an organized terror attack immediately, and they were flabbergasted to see the Obama Administration try to pass it off as a “spontaneous protest” over a YouTube video. He is also one of the whistle-blowers who claims to have been threatened with career reprisals by the Administration.
Hicks also says the White House was lying when it claimed to be in close contact with the diplomatic team in Libya during the attack, which once again raises the question of exactly what Barack Obama was doing that night. (I think we all know the answer – getting ready for a fundraiser – but the Palace Guard media did not want voters dwelling on that before the election.)
Another stick of dynamite testimony at these hearings will come from a high-ranking State Department counter-terrorism official, who points the finger squarely at Hillary Clinton for politicizing intelligence about the terror attack – a breathtaking contradiction of the Administration narrative about anonymous rogue numb-skulls in the intelligence community inventing the phony “spontaneous video protest” narrative and making fools of the White House. Fox News reports:
On the night of Sept. 11, as the Obama administration scrambled to respond to the Benghazi terror attacks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a key aide effectively tried to cut the department’s own counter-terrorism bureau out of the chain of reporting and decision-making, according to a “whistle-blower” witness from that bureau who will soon testify to the charge before Congress, Fox News has learned.