Republicans say 'whistleblowers' with evidence on Benghazi attack located
A picture shows a burnt building at the US consulate compound in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on September 13, 2012 following an attack late on September 11 in which the US ambassador to Libya and three other US nationals were killed. Libya said it has made arrests and opened a probe into the attack, amid speculation that Al-Qaeda rather than a frenzied mob was to blame. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)
April 17th, 2013
07:16 PM ET
12 months ago

Republicans say 'whistleblowers' with evidence on Benghazi attack located

(CNN) - Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform have located individuals who have evidence about the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi Libya – ones whom they describe as whistleblowers – and are asking federal agencies to allow the witnesses to be able to share classified information with their attorneys without fear of retaliation.

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  1. RINO Bill

    It would be nice if these clowns would go on and do something useful to the country instead of trying to score points about which no one cares.

    April 17, 2013 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  2. Former Republican, now an Independent

    The Republicans on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reforn have become a joke as they continue to try to prosper politically from a tragedy. They would make better use of their time focusing on the American citizen and the economy they are holding back for their own political agenda.

    April 17, 2013 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  3. fernace

    Perfect! Let's hunt infinitely to find some1 who'll say what we want to hear about Benghazi, because 4 Americans were killed! Let's not, however, pass any reasonable gun laws that might stop the national gunviolence epidemic, which kills 4+ Americans every day! Wow, the GOT-Party sure are true to their priorities!!

    April 17, 2013 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  4. freedom

    Retaliation from whom? The president? The "what difference does it make" Hilary Clinton? Four men were murdered and this president did nothing to help them. And then he sent out people to lie so he could get re-elected. He is hiding something – and it's big. Absolutely, the American people and the families of the victims deserve to know what went down that night. It's a matter of national security – and a president lying to the citizens of the very country he has been given the honor to protect.

    April 17, 2013 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  5. GuestAgain

    The families and the citizens will know the truth. I hope impeachment follows for treasonous conduct.

    April 17, 2013 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  6. rs

    Gee, if only Republicans had been this diligent with, I dunno, Iraq maybe? What a clown car of fools!

    April 17, 2013 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    Still trying to negotiate how much payment they need?

    April 17, 2013 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  8. Thomas

    Time to move on , The obstructionist Republican party never gave a dam about what went down in Iraq .

    April 17, 2013 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  9. S.B. Stein

    Why didn't this guy come forward sooner? Why don't I believe this information is really going to be relevant given the length of time between then and now?

    April 17, 2013 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  10. Kookie

    Right! The next character to enter the stage will be a 6 foot tall rabbit named Harvey. Watch for the slight of hand.

    April 17, 2013 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  11. It's my country and I'll laugh at it if I want to

    bring the witnesses forward. Or is this more GOP farting?

    We have the toothless whistleblower protection act of 1989, thank you GOP.
    Further reduced by the Republican Supreme court in 2006, that government employees do not have protection from retaliation by their employers under the First Amendment of the Constitution when they speak pursuant to their official job duties.

    That should be enough!

    GOP> Sorry our witnesses are true patriots sworn to protect the nation, possibly loosing their lives in the process, BUT they are too scared to talk about the evil doing, they need more assurances...........
    But they have the most compelling information what is wrong with the obama administration, believe us and you will get a Richard Nixon doll for Xmas.

    April 18, 2013 04:58 am at 4:58 am |
  12. Marie MD

    OMG!!! I wish the repugnants were as tenacious when it comes to the real (not that this event was not horrible) problems facing the nation that they continue to block against anything and everything everyday.

    April 18, 2013 06:43 am at 6:43 am |
  13. Guest

    We will learn the truth democrats and when we do there will be consequences for your lies, impeachment would be a good start.

    April 18, 2013 07:15 am at 7:15 am |