On Friday, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told news organizations that wounded survivors of the bloody Benghazi terrorist attack were told by the Obama minions "to be quiet" about the details of the attack. According to Graham, the survivors, who have never spoken about their experiences in Libya, told him they can't come forward to tell their stories and that the public, including the news media, are not aware of their identities.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney denied the allegation, but Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, complained that the Obama administration failed to provide even one document on the subject of survivors and witnesses.
Top Republicans in both houses of the U.S. Congress are urging the State Department officials to identify those men and women injured by the terrorists on Sept. 11, 2012. However, efforts to make the diplomatic staff available to investigators continues to meet with negative results.
Obama meets Libyan prime minister
Meanwhile, six months after the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya, President Barack Obama pledged to Libya's prime minister U.S. support and financial assistance for the fledgling Libyan government in its transition. He also stressed the need for the North African nation's cooperation in bringing to justice the terrorists responsible for the planning and perpetration of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, according to a White House statement released on Thursday.
Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attacks, and the incident continues to be a hot-button issue in which Republican lawmakers, former intelligence agents,
military special forces groups and law enforcement officers repeatedly criticize the Obama administration for offering conflicting accounts.
At first, Obama's minions such as U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said the violence ensued from an anti-America protest over a YouTube video about the Prophet Mohammed. But then the Obama administration conceded the attack was an "act of terror."
On Thursday, Obama stopped by at a meeting in the White House between his security advisor, Thomas Donilon, and his guest, visiting Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said in a press statement.
Obama reaffirmed his commitment to bringing the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi to justice, and he emphasized the importance of Libya's cooperation with the ongoing investigation. It is believed that affiliates of the terrorist network al-Qaeda are responsible for the attack.
Obama and his administration are also criticized for allowing weeks to pass before FBI agents and U.S. forensic scientists could visit what remained of the consulate's complex and conduct a crime scene investigation.
New ambassador to Libya nominated
During their brief, impromptu meeting, Obama informed Prime Minister Zeidan that he nominated Deborah Jones, his hand-picked choice, to become the next U.S. ambassador to Libya.
Obama's nomination is a veteran diplomat to the Middle East. Deborah K. Jones served in American embassies in Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and Syria. She also worked in the embassy in Turkey.
If confirmed, She will head the U.S. mission in Tripoli with increased U.S. security as a result of Stevens’ death due to inadequate protection in a hostile environment.