Victoria Toensing, Republican Counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, says her client, a State Department official now considered a whistle-blower in the investigation of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, has been “threatened” by Obama administration officials.
According to Toensing, these threats weren’t related to ambiguous matters. Rather, they were “specifically about Benghazi.” She says the threats went beyond the four State Department officials who’ve currently retained counsel. “People have been threatened at the CIA” as well, she claimed.
Toensing will not confirm where her client was on September 11, 2012–whether stateside, in Benghazi, or in another location outside Benghazi. However, she did say her client has “pertinent information” on the months leading up the attack, the eight hour time frame in which the actual attacks took place, and the eight day period following the attacks when the White House would not publicly classify the attacks as acts of terror.
Toensing claimed the threats relate to ending the careers of those with information about the attacks who cooperate with investigators and testify.