This article is based on two articles, one posted at Real Clear Politics today, and one posted at BuzzFeed Politics today. Both have to do with how the Obama Administration deals with people who do not tow the line in reporting events or testifying before Congress.
The article at BuzzFeed Politics deals with the testimony of Gregory Hicks, the former Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya, who was in Tripoli at the time of the Benghazi attack. Mr. Hicks testified today at the House Oversight Committee hearing on Benghazi that he was told not to meet with a congressman sent to investigate the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. Hicks said a State Department lawyer accompanied the delegation and attempted to be in every single meeting he was involved in. That doesn’t sound as if the State Department was looking for the truth–that sounds like the State Department was trying to protect itself from the truth.
Real Clear Politics reminds us of the history of whistleblowers in the Obama Administration:
ATF insiders who testified before Congress about Obama’s Fast and Furious gun-running nightmare faced systemic retaliation and harassment — both from government supervisors who openly declared witch hunts against them and from liberal media water-carriers.
Maverick journalist Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News faced White House retaliation of her own over her Fast and Furious investigations. Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler “was just yelling at me,” and White House spokesman Eric Schultz “literally screamed at me and cussed at me,” she told radio talk show host Laura Ingraham in 2011.
Former DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams, who blew the whistle on Attorney General Eric Holder’s rule of law-perverting, race-baiting reign, was basely smeared as a “liar” and perjurer by DOJ proxy and Washington Post tool E.J. Dionne — who ignored Adams’ stellar career record at DOJ and unassailable sworn testimony.
Gerald Walpin, former AmeriCorps inspector general, was pushed out of his job by the Obamas after exposing fraud and corruption perpetrated by Democratic mayor of Sacramento and Obama friend Kevin Johnson. The White House baselessly questioned the veteran watchdog’s mental health and never apologized for slandering him.
The article also reminds us of two California newspapers who were bullied and mistreated for articles unflattering to the Obama Administration. There were also threats against health insurance providers if they blamed rising premiums on Obamacare.
The Obama Administration does not play well with those who do not share their ideology. Real Clear Politics reminds us that the Obama Administration has already begun its smear campaigns against those who testified today. At this point I would not believe anything I read in the mainstream media–they have too much to lose if the actions of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are what they seem to be.
Benghazi is worse than Watergate–four people died, but somehow the press has not handled it the same way. Once Woodward and Bernstein grabbed the Watergate story, it was on the front page of every major newspaper in America every day. I am not sure the Benghazi hearings are even being reported. Richard Nixon resigned more than two years after the Watergate burglary because he did not want to put the country through the impeachment process. We are less than a year away from Benghazi, and even if everything stated today is proved true, President Obama will not be impeached, nor will he resign. The only thing that can possibly be accomplished by the Benghazi hearings is that every American will know what actually happened and should hang his head in shame that four Americans were left behind to avoid a negative political situation.