Where is Benghazi Survivor Information Officer Peterson?

Where is Benghazi Survivor Information Officer Peterson?

Charles WoodsNavy Seal Tyrone Woods saved the life of an information officer known only by his surname, Peterson, during the Benghazi terror attack on 9/11/2012, according to Ty’s dad Charles Woods, as relayed to Fox’s Mike Huckabee on Saturday night.

Charles Woods said that Peterson “sent a very touching email and on two occasions we did get to visit.” But Woods explained that he has not been able to reach the Benghazi survivor lately, as he has not been able to make contact over the phone or via email.

Perhaps Information Officer Peterson is too busy to return Wood’s calls, but it seems doubtful.

In December, Rep. Jason Chaffetz said,

“My understanding is that we still have some people in the hospital. I’d like to visit with them and wish them nothing but the best but the State Department has seen it unfit for me to know who those people are—or even how many there are.”

In January, Hillary Clinton testified that there were 25-30 survivors of the attack, but why did she not have an exact number? She continued to say that, “We did not think it was appropriate for us to talk to them before the FBI conducted their interviews.” It has been a year. Were the interviews conducted?

During a press conference in March, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney claimed that

‘the White House is certainly not preventing anybody from having access to any of the survivors of the Benghazi attack.’

In March, Rep. Chaffetz charged that the Obama Administration actually changed the name of one of the Benghazi Survivors. Chaffetz said he managed to speak with one of the fathers of the survivors, but he said that the survivor’s father told him:

“Yes, this person is at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, but you will not be able to find him because the State Department changed his name on all his records.”

In March, Kerry was asked by Fox News correspondent James Rosen why nobody has “heard from” the Benghazi survivors. Kerry stumbled through the answer, saying

“Well, I – I mean, I can’t tell you the answer to that,”

Rosen pressed John Kerry on the issue by asking, “Will we hear from them?” Kerry responded:

“I can’t tell you – I don’t know what the circumstances are of any requests to talk to them or not.

In April, Kerry was asked about the status of the Benghazi survivors again by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

“We have made request after request…just to get the list of the names of the people who were evacuated from Benghazi and we haven’t even gotten that…”

John Kerry responded by saying in part,

“I can promise you that if you’re not getting something that you have evidence of or you think you ought to be getting, we’ll work with you…we got a lot more important things to move on to and get done.”

On it’s head, Information Officer Peterson’s absence may be explained away… but if one is paying attention, it is not a stretch to believe that there is something amiss.

Consider:

  • Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry told Congress that he will not allow Benghazi survivors to testify, according to a tweet from Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News.
  • In July, When it was uncovered by a journalist that Bristol was still working,  the Pentagon admitted that an “administrative error” mistakenly classified Marine Col. George Bristol as “retired” and therefore unavailable to testify about his knowledge of the events surrounding the Benghazi terror attack in Libya last year.
  • Last month, CNN reported that CIA operatives who were on the ground in Benghazi during the horrific terror attack have been subjected to “unprecedented” efforts to ensure that those in the know have not spoken to Congress or the media, including “frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings.”
  • In July, Virginia republican Rep. Frank Wolf charged that the reason the survivors have not been forthcoming is because they “have been forced to sign nondisclosure agreements,” He said on the House Floor, “According to trusted sources that have contacted my office, many if not all of the survivors of the Benghazi attacks along with others at the Department of Defense, the CIA have been asked or directed to sign additional non-disclosure agreements about their involvement in the Benghazi attacks.”
  • During her confirmation hearing before a Senate panel in July, Senator Ron Johnson said to Victoria Nuland, “we still have not been given the names or access to the survivors…” She did not address the comment. He did not push the issue, despite the fact that he specifically said that ‘would use the nominations of Samantha Power to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland to become the next assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs to get the names of Benghazi survivors.”

Where are the Benghazi Survivors? Where is the mainstream media?

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Renee Nal

Renee Nal

Renee Nal is a co-founder of TavernKeepers.com, a news and political commentary site founded by former Glenn Beck interns. She is also the National Conservative Examiner. Renee is an associate producer for Trevor Loudon's political documentary, 'The Enemies Within.'

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