A CIA employee who refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement barring him from discussing the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, has been suspended as a result and forced to hire legal counsel, according to a top House lawmaker.
Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) revealed at an event on Monday that his office was anonymously informed about the CIA employee, who is purportedly facing an internal backlash after refusing to sign a legal document barring him from publicly or privately discussing events surrounding the Benghazi attack.
The revelation comes about a month after several media outlets reported that CIA employees with knowledge of the terror attack had been forced to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDA) and submit to regular polygraph tests.
President Obama defended his government as “the most transparent administration in history” Thursday afternoon during a White House “fireside hangout” hosted online by Google — even as dozens of unanswered questions surrounding the decision-making process behind his assassination-by-drone program make the rounds in the news.
All Obama ever does is lie: To us, to history, and, worst of all, to himself. Why is this last so bad? Because believing his own lies permits him to live in a fantasy world of his own creation, in which he is the beloved God-Emperor of All, dispensing wisdom, empathy, and love with divine omnipotence, even as the train wreck of his presidency crashes farther and farther off the tracks.
I thought of him when I saw the following at Drudge this morning:
“And there are times when you have to listen. When your persona begins to take over your music and becomes more important, you enter a dangerous place. Once you have people around you who don’t question you, you’re in a dangerous place.”
This is what I call the Hollywood Bubble, in which big stars – celebrities – are surrounded and insulated by coteries of flacks and fluffers whose only function is to tell the star he is a genius, he is always right, and any opposition or disagreement springs only from jealousy and envy of the star’s greatness and perfection.
In this Obama truly is our first Rock Star President, famous not for the quality of his character, but the size of his celebrity. He’s famous for being famous. JFK and FDR were close, but the malignant celebrity culture did not exist for them in the same way that is does for us. Reality could penetrate their bubbles. With Obama, that is no longer the case.
And yes, just as Elton John notes, he’s in a dangerous place. But the bigger problem is that he’s dragged the rest of us to that place with him.