Benghazi Clinton cover-up allegations: The acting deputy assistant for the U.S. Department of State’s counterterrorism department will testify this week, alleging that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blocked his office’s during the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
Thompson, the so-called “whistle-blower” witness, as Fox puts it, will make a testimony against Clinton and other State Department officials on Wednesday in front of the Republican-led Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Another counterterrorism official also complained of the same thing about Clinton and Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy in October, the network said.
“You should have seen what (Clinton) tried to do to us that night,” the second official reportedly claimed.
In the September attack, three Americans and U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens were killed by suspected al-Qaeda militants.
On Sunday, CBS News reported that two other officials will testify about the attacks on the Benghazi consulate.
They include Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of the U.S. mission in Libya, and Eric Nordstrom, former head of security for the State Department’s operations in the country.
“I never reported a demonstration. I reported an attack on the consulate…I thought it was a terrorist attack from the get-go. I think everyone in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the beginning,” Hicks testified in private to the House Oversight Committee, according to Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California. Issa, who heads the committee, spoke to “Face the Nation” on Sunday when he made the comment.
Sources told CBS that Americans in Libya felt helpless on the night of the Sept. 11 attack.
“We relied on Washington for dispassionate assessment,” a witness told CBS. “Instead, they [Washington officials] were asking us what help we needed. We answered: ‘Send reinforcements!’ “