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Issa Responds To Obama's Comments On Benghazi Whistleblowers

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) put out the following press release in response to the president's assertion that he’s “not familiar” with Benghazi whistleblowers being blocked from telling their stories.

“A lawyer for Benghazi whistleblowers has publicly stated that the State Department is blocking her client’s ability to talk freely with counsel.  Over the past two weeks, I have sent four letters requesting that this Administration make information available about how lawyers – who already have security clearances and are representing Benghazi whistleblowers – can be cleared to fully hear their clients’ stories. I have yet to receive any response from the Obama Administration.

“Even if the President really doesn’t know anything about someone wanting to come forward, his position should be that whistleblowers deserve protection and that anyone who has different information about Benghazi is free to come forward to Congress.  The President’s unwillingness to commit himself to protecting whistleblowers only aids those in his Administration who are intimidating them.”

Head to the Oversight and Reform website to see copies of the four letters Issa sent to the administration.



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