Congressman Chaffetz: State Dept. Hiding Benghazi Survivors
Kyle Becker | On 13, Dec 2012
The Benghazi cover-up is getting uglier by the day, as the Obama administration is apparently suppressing authentic attempts to find out the truth about what happened. Congressman Jason Chaffetz informed Breitbart investigative journalist Kerry Pickett that the Republican representative has been “thwarted” by State Department officials while trying to contact survivors of the Benghazi terrorist attack that left four American servicemen dead.
According to Breitbart News:
“My understanding is that we still have some people in the hospital. I’d like to visit with them and wish them nothing but the best but the State Department has seen it unfit for me to know who those people are—or even how many there are,” Rep. Chaffetz said. “I don’t know who they are. I don’t know where they live. I don’t know what state they’re from. I don’t even know how many there are. It doesn’t seem right to me.”
“This is so patently different than any other experience I’ve had. Unfortunately, people have been killed and maimed and in harm’s way in Afghanistan and Iraq and in points beyond. It’s typically been the case that they would release those names but in this case, they won’t. My challenge is to the media. You try and figure it out. They won’t let Congress know. They won’t seem to let the media know either.”
The State Department did not respond to a query on the matter sent by Breitbart News.
The mainstream media are obviously avoiding forthright and factual coverage of the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack. And now the Obama administration is seemingly trying to make difficult the jobs of investigative journalists and Republican representatives trying to find out the truth about why military aid was denied those who were at the Benghazi mission.
There are still remaining questions that demand answering in order for the administration to be held accountable to the citizenry. It is virtually indisputable that at the very least the administration took an extraordinarily inconsistent line after the 9/11 anniversary attack, refraining from clearly describing the attack “terrorism.”
Townhall editor Guy Benson, in a piece entitled “Three months later: No justice, unanswered questions on Benghazi,” shows that the file case is not closed on why American Ambassador Chris Stevens was brutally murdered, along with State Department official Sean Smith and CIA security staff Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
The two former SEALS Doherty and Woods braved a daring rescue against daunting odds, after having been denied twice by higher-ups, which would under a normal media make them nationally renown heroes. As it stands now — they are just “bumps in the road” for the Obama administration.