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100,000 Petition Congress For Independent Investigation Into Benghazigate

By Craig Bannister | November 13, 2012 | 3:20pm EST

An organization representing the Special Operations community will present Congress with a petition signed by more than 100,000 Americans demanding an independent investigation into “Benghazigate.”

At Capitol Hill on Thursday, Special Operations Speaks (SOS), led by CEO Brigadier General Joseph S. Stringham (Ret.), will present members of Congress with a petition containing the names of more than 100,000 Americans demanding a special prosecutor be appointed to fully investigate the events in Washington and abroad surrounding the murder of four Americans at the U.S. embassy in Libya.

The petition is titled: “Special Operations Speaks DEMANDS an Independent Investigation to Uncover Potential High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Benghazigate.”

According to SOS, “The leadership of Special Operations Speaks and a majority of the American people by a 51% to 38% margin do not approve of the way the Obama Administration has handled the Benghazi massacre.”

“Conflicting stories” from the administration have raised “serious questions” about Benghazigate that must be answered, SOS says:

“Conflicting stories about the cause of the massacre and the actions taken by the Obama White House during and after the attack have led to serious questions about events surrounding the massacre and the veracity of the President and members of his Administration in relation to the event.”

Some of the questions the petition calls for Congress to answer are:

  • “Why requests by the Department of State for increased levels of security at the embassy prior to the attack were denied by President Obama,”
  • “When exactly the President and his advisors became aware of the true circumstances of the attack,”
  • “Why the President and his advisors then misled the public about the nature of the attack,” and
  • “If high crimes and misdemeanors were committed during this campaign of misinformation.”

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