NOTHING TO HIDE? THEN WHY A SECRET BRIEFING?
by Sharon Rondeau
(May 10, 2013) — Postponing the regularly-scheduled White House daily press briefing, the Obama regime called an “off-the-record,” secret meeting with a reported 14 news outlets in the wake of a breaking ABC News report which showed that the talking points provided by the CIA to Susan Rice prior to her appearance on five Sunday talk shows on September 16 were altered at least a dozen times to eliminate references to terrorist organizations.
As a result of the secret meeting, the public press briefing was initially moved from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. EDT. At some point the White House schedule indicated that the White House press briefing would begin at 3:15 p.m. NPR reported that it had been moved back twice.
The journalists who attended the closed-door meeting were reportedly told that they could quote the information they were given but not the source.
Most mainstream outlets have not been reporting the developments in the Benghazi investigation which now reveal that the State Department sought to remove references to terrorist groups suspected of having launched the attack which killed four Americans, including the ambassador, on September 11, 2012. Emails exchanged among State Department employees showed that “CIA warnings” had been issued prior to the attack which Rice characterized as “a protest” stemming from an anti-Islamic video.
On Wednesday, three whistleblowers testified to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that there had never been a question that the fire, assault-weapon, and mortar attacks had been the work of Islamic terrorists on the eleventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the American mainland. Gregory Hicks told the committee that two “stand-down” orders were communicated through the military chain of command to two respective teams which he had summoned to assist the besieged compound.
Military veterans and at least one congresswoman have stated that only Obama could have issued such an order.
The CIA’s original talking points had indicated that elements of Al Qaeda and other Islamic extremist groups had carried out the attack. White House spokesman Jay Carney had said last November that only “stylistic and non-substantive” changes had been made to the talking points.
At the public press briefing, Carney claimed that the probe into the Benghazi attack were politically-motivated by “Republicans” and that the Obama regime had not attempted to “hide” anything.
A veteran White House reporter characterized the secret meeting as unethical and an attempt by the White House to distribute “propaganda” to the press. The First Amendment calls upon the press to be independent of government influence in order to preserve freedom. A writer for The Weekly Standard described Friday’s press briefing as “uncharacteristically hostile.”
Because the Obama suppressed coverage of the questions surrounding Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve as president which arose in 2008, the now-proven forgery of his long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration card have not yet been reported on national television. Radio show host Carl Gallups has suggested that the Cold Case Posse working with the Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff’s Department has evidence that Obama is not a U.S. citizen, which would render him ineligible under Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.
If that were to be proven, it is possible that all of the legislation, treaties and executive orders he has signed, the appointments he has made and pending nominations would be null and void.
While those seeking to keep Obama in office have derided, ridiculed and threatened those seeking the truth about his background, prosecution of the crime of forgery is reportedly being sought by those referred to as “VIPs” by Gallups.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.