Joe diGenova, former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, has made a bombshell accusation against the Obama administration. He says that there is reason to believe that people were relieved of duty for wanting to provide aid to the Benghazi compound. diGenova is the lawyer for Benghazi whistleblower, Mark Thompson. His wife, Victoria Toensing, also a lawyer, also represents Benghazi survivors.
“We have reason to believe that things happened that night in the chain of command where people were relieved of their duty because they insisted that there be a military response. We’re working on trying to establish that with news organizations. But there is very, very good evidence that people were actually relieved of command because they refused not to try and dispatch troops and some response.”
Because the investigation is in its beginning stages, diGenova refuses to name names but says that he would like to see Leon Pannetta testify again.
“There is more to learn about Benghazi. Pannetta has never told the full story.”
Just yesterday, 60 Minutes presented a scathing attack on the Obama administration and the Clinton State Department for not providing adequate security for Benghazi.
diGenova stirred up a stink not long ago, when he asserted that 400 surface to air missiles were stolen the night of the Benghazi attack. He also accused the White House of dragging its feet on the investigation into the Benghazi attack, because Obama was trying to win reelection and didn’t want any embarrassment. Oct 25th of 2012, the blog site, Red Statements speculated as much. In addition, it speculated that Valerie Jarrett was in on the decision, which we now know is also true.
diGenova also rejects the administration’s denials that they had no assets close enough to relieve Benghazi:
“By the way, this notion that the administration has put out, this little straw man that military couldn’t have landed in Libya, Gregory Hicks testified and so have some other military people that if there had only been a flyover, that would have dispersed the crowd. There were planes in Croatia that could have been there by there by the time of the attack on the annex. No planes were ever sent. That is because the president of the United States refused to issue an order allowing for the dispersal of military into Libya because that was considered an act of war. The president himself, who went to sleep, refused to issue an order.”