Report: Obama Administration Has Issued Threats Against the Benghazi Whistleblowers? Hot Air - For months now, Republican lawmakers have been wondering about the status of the survivors of last September’s terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans, and why it is that Congress has not been afforded more access to them. In March, Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested that the Obama administration was engaged in specifically blocking access to these witnesses, and that the witnesses had even been told to “keep quiet” — a notion that the administration blithely dismissed and Democrats once more pooh-poohed as the mere partisan pish-tosh of those petty Republicans.Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials. “I’m not talking generally, I’m talking specifically about Benghazi – that people have been threatened,” Toensing said in an interview Monday. “And not just the State Department. People have been threatened at the CIA.” … “It’s frightening, and they’re doing some very despicable threats to people,” she said. “Not ‘we’re going to kill you,’ or not ‘we’re going to prosecute you tomorrow,’ but they’re taking career people and making them well aware that their careers will be over [if they cooperate with congressional investigators].” … Read more.........
(2) Is Citizenship a New Tactic in the War on Terror? - Redstate - Is citizenship now a tactic? Earlier today I asked foreign policy expert Stephen Yates whether or not he believes that terrorists are now using American citizenship as a tactic to thwart surveillance and investigation on the basis of their newfound civil liberties (audio below)........ The 9/11 terror attacks began as an immigration problem. I’ve said this for years. Terrorists in our country on expired visas were stopped by police for traffic reasons weeks before the attack. The Boston bombings, by looking at the suspects, was also an immigration problem. I know upstanding individuals with no criminal record or associations who have waited 12 years, paid five figures, and hired attorneys to get the same citizenship status awarded in a shorter time to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – citizenship our government was in the process of considering for Tamerlane Tsarnaev, despite his FBI interrogation and tip from Russian government. Read more........
(3) New Jersey Bypasses Medical Privacy to Assist Feds in Gun Control Registry - Redstate - It used to be that medical records were private. Not anymore.
The names of hundreds of thousands of current and former New Jersey residents who have been involuntarily committed to psychiatric facilities have been added to an FBI database used to bar firearms purchases by people with criminal records or a history of mental illness.
New Jersey court officials said that they began forwarding digital records to the FBI earlier this year and that they expect to complete the program by the end of May........The solution is to apparently stigmatize mental illness and confiscate guns even from those who’ve taken anti-anxiety medication. If otherwise healthy patients are aware that their battle with depression or anxiety could some day bar them from their civil liberty of self defense they’ll be less likely to seek treatment. What’s more, we have now passed through the looking glass to classifying as a suspect every person who’se ever dealt with a mental issue.
(4) Urge Pentagon to Scrub Plan to Court-Martial Christians - Family Research Council - The very troops who defend our religious freedom are at risk of having their own taken away.
Last week, anti-Christian and left-wing activists met at the Pentagon with military officials to discuss pressing issues in the military. What issues would be of such importance to gain such a high-level hearing?
According to these far-left consultants, religion is one of the chief problems plaguing our troops. As the Washington Post reported, some are saying that "religious proselytizing" is at the top of the list of problems in the armed forces -- even on par with sexual assault.
As a result of such complaints from the left, the Air Force has -- according to the Post --published, but not yet distributed a new document with the directive that leaders of all levels (including chaplains) may not "promote their personal religious beliefs to their subordinates or to extend preferential treatment for any religion." The penalty these secularists are seeking for those who don't comply with their view of religious speech is court-martial. Read more........ Sign the petition to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to urge the Pentagon to protect religious freedom for our troops -- not attack it.
5) Top Brass Crush Career of Army Officer who Warned of Jhadists - Washington Times - The Pentagon’s top brass has dealt another blow to a decorated Army officer who was fired last year as a war college instructor because of his teachings about radical Islam, his attorney told The Washington Times.
A four-star general’s rejection of Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley for consideration for command of a combat battalion likely means the end of a promising Army career of an armor officer who was decorated for valor in Iraq and received glowing evaluations.
(6) Case to Remove Supervisor Dumler to go to Trial - NBC29 News - The case to remove Albemarle County Supervisor Chris Dumler from office is moving forward.
In January, Dumler pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery - after being originally charged with forcible sodomy. Despite a wave of calls for his resignation, Dumler refused to resign from the board. A petition to remove Dumler was organized, and enough signatures were gathered for it to be legally binding.
Monday two motions went before Judge Cheryl Higgins in Albemarle County Circuit Court, who ruled there are enough allegations to take it to trial. Read more........