WHERE WAS OBAMA THE NIGHT OF BENGHAZI, MR PANETTA?
Panetta: Obama Absent Night of Benghazi…
February 7, 2013 2:09 pm Benghazi-gate
(Weekly Standard) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012:
Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o’clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, “up to us.”
Obama ran out on the Americans – “AMERICANS UNDER SIEGE – UP TO US.” Where was Obama?
Still need to know – MIA?
A former CIA director – Panetta – believes the Russians must have a hold over president Donald Trump, given his recent behavior towards Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Helsinki, Finland.
(Don’t tell anyone, but, I will tell you what it is – if you won’t tell anyone – especially the Dem’s and the fake news.)
(Putin found out that Prez Trump doesn’t have to put the toilet seat down any more.)
Speaking in an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday night, Leon Panetta, who served as CIA chief under former President Barack Obama and oversaw operations to take down Osama Bin Laden, suggested Russia must have some information on the president that intimidates him.
“There is no question that there is something here that intimidates the president of the United States,” Panetta told anchor Brian Williams.
“This president basically coddled Mr. Putin and it was clear that he was intimidated by that situation. Whether the Russians have something on this president or not, no one really knows, but the way he behaves, there is a clear signal that the Russians have something on him.”
Leon Panetta, former U.S. Defense Secretary and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, speaks during a discussion on countering violent extremism, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, October 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.© Drew Angerer/Getty Images Leon Panetta, former U.S. Defense Secretary and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, speaks during a discussion on countering violent extremism, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, October 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. Panetta’s comments come as Trump faces backlash for his remarks made during the joint press conference with Putin that appeared to indicate he believed the Russian leader’s denial of election interference over the information provided by his own intelligence agencies.
“They say it’s Russia. I have President Putin. He just said it’s not Russia,” Trump told reporters during the press conference with Putin. “I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be…. I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”
This immediately provoked a backlash from Democrats and a number of Republican lawmakers, as well as commentators.
Trump’s comments were slammed as “disgraceful” by Republican Senator John McCain, and publicly questioned by House Speaker Paul Ryan.
However, the president walked back his comments made in Helsinki, stating on Tuesday that he did have confidence in U.S. intelligence agencies.
“I have full faith and support for America’s great intelligence agencies. Always have,” ABC Newsreported Trump saying.
“I accept our intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election took place,” he added before saying: “it could be other people, also. A lot of people out there.”
Panetta also seemed to question Trump’s later comments that he had confidence in his own intelligence agencies, saying that the president “knew the truth” on election meddling. “And the truth is that the Russians were behind this.”
This is how insignificant you are.