Sharyl Attkisson, a former reporter with CBS News, claims in a new book that the US government hacked into her computer as well as her phone lines. Attkisson was one of the reporters responsible for the infamous Benghazi story that became the subject of numerous congressional hearings concerning how an American diplomat was killed in Libya at the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi.
|By: DSWright Wednesday October 29, 2014 6:56 am|
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday October 21, 2014 6:23 pm|
Long-time readers of my blog will remember the name Brett McGurk. Embarrassing emails he sent using a U.S. government computer system in Iraq surfaced in 2012, just as he was heading into confirmation hearings to become America’s ambassador to Baghdad. We now learn that the State Department’s efforts to investigate the incident were quashed, in part by some of the same people involved in State’s handling of the post-Benghazi fallout.
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday September 24, 2014 8:40 am|
Ray Maxwell has a helluva story: Hillary Clinton’s most senior aides participated in a Benghazi cover-up. Maxwell says he knows because he was there.
Proving or disproving his allegations will be an uncertain thing. One thing that is certain is that people will claim he is nothing more than a disgruntled employee with an agenda. I don’t think so. Because once I was also there.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 18, 2014 6:06 am|
The leader of the infamous 2012 assault on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya has been captured. Ahmed Abu Khattala was apprehended Monday and now will hopefully explain what exactly occurred on September 11, 2012 that led to the deaths of four Americans, including an ambassador, in Benghazi and why.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday June 2, 2014 10:00 am|
Clinton’s book raises some important points. Here are the questions some reporter should ask her if given the chance, along with a note about “why it matters” for each one to make clear these are things we need to know from the likely-next president of the United States, far apart from any political slugfest.
|By: CTuttle Saturday May 17, 2014 8:00 pm|
I’m certainly looking forward to Ali Abunimah’s FDL Book Salon…!
Now, delving into the muck and mire of the MENA, from Al Jazeera, talk about real Benghazi redux…
|By: danps Saturday May 10, 2014 1:00 pm|
Roughly half the national government is in some kind of political fugue state, unmoored from reality, continually blurting a single word answer to all questions. Until that breaks, it’s going to be all Benghazi all the time. Insanity may be your most attractive option.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday May 8, 2014 8:00 pm|
Obama knows, as did Clinton before him, that his only option in even serving out a second term is to serially cave to Republicans on matters big and small, which coincidentally makes a lot of the right people very happy.
|By: CTuttle Friday April 25, 2014 6:42 pm|
Several recent articles had caught my eye, and prodded me to look back on the real Benghazi clusterf*ck…!
|By: Barry Lando Sunday November 10, 2013 6:45 am|
The embarrassing flap resulting from the 60 Minutes report on Benghazi—broadcasting a sensational interview with a security officer, Dylan Davies, an apparently totally trustworthy, convincing source, who later turned out to be a con artist–makes me shudder.
I recall the number of times during my thirty years as a producer with 60 Minutes when I only narrowly missed being caught in the same kind of devastating, career-shattering trap.