Congressman: Benghazi survivors forced to sign non-disclosures

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Ever wonder why information on the deadly attack on our foreign mission in Benghazi, Libya seems to come in drips? It turns out that the survivors of the raid were forced to sign non-disclosure agreements.

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Vir., announced on the House floor Thursday that he learned that eyewitnesses to the attack that took the life of Amb. Chris Stevens as well as three other Americans were told to sign an agreement to not reveal the events of Sept. 11.

Wolf indicated that on Tuesday, he first “raised the question of why none of the Benghazi survivors” were coming forward.

“According to trusted sources that have contacted my office, many if not all of the survivors of the Benghazi attacks along with others at the Department of Defense, the CIA have been asked or directed to sign additional non-disclosure agreements about their involvement in the Benghazi attacks,” Wolf said. “Some of these new NDAs, as they call them, I have been told were signed as recently as this summer.”

Apparently the Obama administration took steps in addition to the non-disclosure statements to keep information from Congress and the American public.

“It is worth nothing that the “Marine Corps Times” yesterday reported that the Marine colonel whose task force was responsible for special operations in northern and western Africa at the time of the attack is still on active duty despite claims that he retired. And therefore could not be forced to testify before Congress.”

All of which confirms what most Americans have long suspected — that the White House wants to keep those events secret.

“If these reports are accurate, this would be a stunning revelation to any member of Congress, any member of Congress that finds this out and also more importantly to the American people. It also raises serious concerns about the priority of the administration’s efforts to silence those with knowledge of the Benghazi attack in response.”

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  • Ted

    Everyone who works in the government signs security agreements. Most ensure that classified information is kept secret or other classified classification for at least ten years after leaving government. If they are still working for the government, then current agreements are in place. This article makes it sound like its something ominous. Its standard. I suggest Mr. Issa, or whoever is running the investigation(s) use the power he has to require them to testify. If he can’t break into the classified nature of the information held by these people, then he is doing it wrong. I believe that all the peoples’ positions were noted and all the military resources were outlined. The reason for this writing at all is to keep a non-issue in the works. What have they got otherwise? The IRS thing? Please.