When it comes to accountability questions, one owes the benefit of the doubt to the U.S. government, whoever may be in charge. Managing the massive federal bureaucracy isn't easy. Responding to the demands from the public, the press and Congress for public information can be time consuming. However, it becomes increasingly difficult to suspend disbelief […]
Six Under-Served Stories Covered by Attkisson
1. Questionable Spending of Federal Disaster Relief Funds After Super Storm Sandy While Residents Still Await Help, Money Spent on Tourism Ads. July 9, 2014 via Sinclair Media 2. Military Injustice? Marine Corps Commandant James Amos and the Urinating on Taliban Video Case What Happened to the U.S. Marines Urinating on the Taliban Case? July 16, […]
Thousands of Qaddafi Era Shoulder-Fired Missiles Missing in Action
The surface-to-air missile attack on a Malaysian jetliner flying over eastern Ukraine is a good reason to revisit my report from 2013 about the thousands of missing shoulder-fired missiles known as MANPADS (Man-portable air-defense systems). As I reported, one major goal of U.S. in Libya prior to the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission […]
Kerry Benghazi Oversight Hearing: Cancelled
Today, the House Oversight Committee cancelled the planned June 12 hearing at which Secretary of State John Kerry was to testify. The Oversight Committee had subpoenaed Kerry for an appearance in May when he refused to appear voluntarily. After the subpoena, Kerry negotiated the June appearance. But at the same time Kerry agreed to testify, […]
Thousands of Qaddafi-Era Missiles Missing in Libya
Some of you missed this article that I wrote a year ago about the fate of MANPADS left over from the Qaddafi regime in Libya. According to a well-placed source, hundreds of the missiles had already been tracked as having gone to Al Qaeda Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and thousands are unaccounted for. Before his overthrow […]
Did ex-White House Official Contradict ex-CIA Official's Sworn Testimony on Benghazi?
Did the former spokesman for President Obama’s National Security Staff (NSS) contradict accounts of other Obama officials, including sworn testimony before Congress, regarding the administration’s talking points on the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks? The question arose Thursday when Fox News anchor Brett Baier questioned former NSS spokesman Tommy Vietor. During the interview, Vietor […]
Internal Emails: State Dept. Immediately Attributed Benghazi Attacks to Terrorist Group
A newly-released government email indicates that within hours of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya; the State Department had already concluded with certainty that the Islamic militia terrorist group Ansar al Sharia was to blame. The private, internal communication directly contradicts the message that President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, […]
White House Directed Incorrect Benghazi Narrative Newly-released emails: "Video" to blame, "not a broader failure or policy."
Newly-released documents reveal direct White House involvement in steering the public narrative about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, toward that of a spontaneous protest that never happened. One of the operative documents, which the government had withheld from Congress and reporters for a year and a half, is an internal September 14, 2012 email to […]