GOP lawmakers have come forward with new allegations of political bias or interference at the FBI – this time involving the 2012 Benghazi attack. John Solomon of The Hill reports tht Rep. Ron Desantis (R-FL) recently interviewed a retired FBI supervisor who told him he was instructed by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing the FBI’s findings to the larger intelligence community – despite knowing exactly who conducted the attack.
The agent found the instruction concerning because his unit had gathered incontrovertible evidence showing a major al Qaeda figure had directed the attack and the information had already been briefed to President Obama, the lawmaker said. –The Hill
After the September 11, 2012 attack against U.S. government facilities in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration peddled a lie, telling the public that the attack was related to Muslims who had become enraged at an anti-Islam YouTube video, and not a planned act of terrorism – despite Hillary Clinton emailing Chelsea Clinton from her unsecure @clintonemail.com server the night of the attack to say exactly that.
Chelsea – using the pseudonym “Diane Reyonds” probably didn’t have the clearance to receive classified intelligence from her mother, the Secretary of State.
“Two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an Al Queda-like group: The Ambassador, whom I handpicked and a young communications officer on temporary duty w a wife and two young children. Very hard day and I fear more of the same tomorrow.” –Hillary Clinton to Chelsea Clinton
Wikileaks Clinton Email Archive #12136
And we now know FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied for the Obma administration in a clear, partisan violation of the FBI’s mandate to “detect and prosecute crimes against the United States,” not “lie for the President so as not to offend Islam.”
As Rep. DeSantis told The Hill:
“What operational reason would there be to issue an edict to agents telling them, in the face of virtually conclusive evidence to the contrary, not to categorize the Benghazi attack as a result of terrorism? By placing the interests of the Obama administration over the public’s interests, the order is yet another data point highlighting the politicization of the FBI.”
DeSantis and other GOP lawmakers say they plan to question FBI Director Christopher Wray at a Thursday hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee about claims of growing concern among certain FBI supervisors over political bias clouding decisions at the highest levels of the agency.
The case against the FBI for overt political bias couldn’t be more clear. Over the last week we’ve learned of veteran FBI investigator Peter Strzok’s dismissal for texting his mistress anti-Trump messages, which the DOJ is handing over to the House Intelligence Committee. We also learned yesterday that a second prosecutor on Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel, Andrew Weissmann, praised then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she refused to defend President Trump’s travel ban.
Fox News reports:
A top prosecutor who is now a deputy for Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe praised then-acting attorney general Sally Yates after she was fired in January by President Trump for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban.
The email, obtained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit, shows that on the night of Jan. 30, Andrew Weissmann wrote to Yates under the subject line, I am so proud.
He continued, And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called the new Weissmann document an astonishing and disturbing find.
“The data points we have regarding politicization are damning enough but appear all the more problematic when viewed against the backdrop of investigations whose ferocity seemed to depend on the target: the Clinton case was investigated with an eye towards how to exonerate her and her associates, while the Russia investigation is being conducted using scorched earth tactics that seek to find anything to use against Trump associates,” DeSantis told The Hill.
DeSantis also said his FBI source pointed to an incident after Trump’s National Security Advisor Mike Flynn resigned over lying to Vice President Mike Pence over his contacts with Russia’s ambassador. An FBI executive is said to have made an inappropriate comment during a video teleconference indicating that the agency had a personal motive in investigating Flynn and ruining his career.
Was the DOJ politicized? Was the FBI degraded to Obama muscle? Was Obama and Hillary the worst thing to happen to the US government?
Yes, yes and yes.
As Hillary suggested they should all hang.
All this evidence that has come out shows grounds for impeachment. It makes Watergate look like child’s play. Law breaking. Abuse of power. Cover-ups. Obama is lucky he’s no longer in the WH.
@another vet: Perhaps Obama doesn’t deserve tax payer pension and security.
The supervisor being unnamed, of course.
Woooo! Incontrovertible evidence. All unspecified. From an unnamed source. Who was part of a unit.
We ALL are.
If you recall from the investigations and hearings, it was from the CIA. Hillary and Obama simply ignored it. You do believe the CIA, don’t you?
There’s nothing that connects DeSantis’ story with anyone or anything verifiable. In fact, there’s hardly any story there to begin with.
Virtually conclusive? The man is almost totally an idiot.
Really? Who DID carry out the attack, Greg? It WAS conclusive.
Look, Greg. This is an ACCUSATION against Elizabeth Warren. So, without review or consideration, Warren has to immediately resign. Right? Or, is this another one of those applies-to-left-wing-only “innocent until proven guilty” things?
@Bill… Deplorable Me: She only helped form the official theft dept, the guy that resigned to run for a more profitable position was the director of theft and the little girls in the department now part of the Harry Potter resistance were accomplices. http://www.businessinsider.com/cfpb-dumbledores-army-trump-mick-mulvaney-2017-12
Greg thinks this is an institution, well a better description is asylum.
@kitt: Perhaps Castro could provide both since they are so similar in their political views and ways of doing things.
@Bill… Deplorable Me:
“We” as in all the non-left wingers. He is still a messiah to them given how successful he was at transforming the country into a weakened mess.
@another vet: Well, whether they will admit it or not, liberal cry babies are better off as well. Gee, I wonder why Greg hasn’t weighed in on demanding Warren to resign immediately based on an accusation?
@Bill… Deplorable Me:
Consider the source and ignore it.