Of the many unsettling things associated with Hillary Clinton, the Benghazi attack remains at the top of the list.
Four Americans were killed due to lax security at the compound they were working at, and Clinton seemed more concerned with exonerating herself than explaining exactly what happened on her watch.
The incident was one of the many black marks against her candidacy for the highest office in the land, and we can all continue to thank our lucky stars that she was ultimately unsuccessful.
The whole Benghazi situation reeks, and there’s some new information that makes the odor all the more pungent.
Conservative Tribune shares the news on that.
In a story that aired on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Tuesday, five years after the attack, Brad Owens and Jerry Torres of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions told Fox News that Hillary Clinton’s State Department had ordered them to be quiet about security lapses. They said those lapses stemmed in part from the State Department awarding a security contract to a U.K. company called The Blue Mountain Group that didn’t have the resources to handle the task — and even hired unarmed guards to “protect” a location under constant threat.
The situation in Benghazi has long seemed like one that was covered up and brushed aside without being examined more closely, and the story from this pair of contractors gives further credence to that theory.
After several entirely predictable problems with Blue Mountain U.K. — Fox News confirmed the company hired unarmed guards and noted Ambassador Chris Stevens’ requests for additional security and the deteriorating conditions in Libya at the time — the State Department asked TAES to take over on Aug. 31, 2012.
That was less than two weeks before the terror attack that claimed the lives of Stevens and three other Americans. It also represented, according to Owens, “admission of the mistake of choosing the wrong company.”
Yet, their testimony about the security issues in Benghazi was “absolutely” silenced by the State Department’s contracting officer, Jan Visintainer, Torres said.
“(Visintainer) said that I and people from Torres should not speak to the media, should not speak to any officials with respect to the Benghazi program,” Torres, a former Green Beret, told Fox News’ intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge.
Call us crazy, but this certainly sounds like an investigation that needs to be reopened.
If there’s nothing to see here, then Clinton and her cronies should welcome it with open arms to put the matter to rest once and for all.
If nothing else, the families of the victims deserve some straight answers about why their loved ones met an unfortunate end.
Source: Conservative Tribune