In his press conference today, President Obama claimed ignorance of any roadblocks keeping Benghazi whistleblowers from testifying, but he promised he’d get to the bottom of it and get back to the press. They’ll have to get in line, because Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has been asking for weeks what it will take to clear the way for survivors of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya to come forward and tell their stories.

Issa issued the following statement in response to Obama’s remarks, along with links to copies of his four letters.

A lawyer for Benghazi whistleblowers has publicly stated that the State Department is blocking her client’s ability to talk freely with counsel. Over the past two weeks, I have sent four letters requesting that this Administration make information available about how lawyers – who already have security clearances and are representing Benghazi whistleblowers – can be cleared to fully hear their clients’ stories. I have yet to receive any response from the Obama Administration.

Even if the President really doesn’t know anything about someone wanting to come forward, his position should be that whistleblowers deserve protection and that anyone who has different information about Benghazi is free to come forward to Congress. The President’s unwillingness to commit himself to protecting whistleblowers only aids those in his Administration who are intimidating them.

Issa also joined in on the #LetThemSpeak hashtag campaign.

Related:

CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson still waiting for White House to respond to Benghazi photo requests

Sharyl Attkisson: Senate committee still waiting for complete Benghazi survivor info

Remember #Benghazi: Sharyl Attkisson, citizens still seek answers six months after Benghazi murders

Ayotte, Graham and McCain send letter to Obama asking one question on Benghazi attack

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Obama was LYING???? You don’t say……

    • angeleyez

      .
      Should we cast the web and catch us a big mouth or two ?
      ▲ YES
      ▼ NO

    • Elaine

      I heard liberals stating the Issa has lost all credibility? When did that happen and why? Seems to me the ones stonewalling, ignoring requests and even ignoring Subpoenas are the one who have lost credibility! They sure know how to shift BLAME.

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        Exactly, we haven’t heard much from him but that is only because the Administration has blocked him at every turn and I’m sure Issa has still been quietly building his case.

    • Conservative Ohioan

      OBAMA LIED! PEOPLE DIED!

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Obama was LYING???? You don’t say……

  • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

    Hope they have something to say that will show what a liar Obama really is. #LetThemSpeak.

    • Jason Call

      Show whom, exactly? The 47%? George Clooney? Occupy Wall Street? Show Barack Hussein Obama, that’s who, why I’d call Jimmy Carter Mr. President and shake his hand, but I’ll tell BHO you phony seditious punk and spit in his eye.

    • cscape

      not just Obama….. HILLARY too….. We need to sink her future political aspirations!

  • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

    Hope they have something to say that will show what a liar Obama really is. #LetThemSpeak.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    #PieceOfTotalUselessShit

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    #PieceOfTotalUselessShit

  • Jayve

    I’m not a lawyer, but I have to work with them and the courts daily. I get threatened with fines and jail time, i.e. contempt, if I do not submit paperwork in the allowed time I am given or not show up for testimony when subpoenaed. We have four murdered individuals, one of them being an ambassador, and everyone looks away. Charges are filed and not followed through, discovery requests being ignored. Same with the Fast and Furious BS that is going on.

    Amazing how the law is only applicable to the little people like me. Our “betters” suffer no such retribution for thumbing their noses at the rest of us. Excuse me while I go spit nails…

    • nc

      BUT he has time to make important phone calls, like to Jason Collins.

      • OLLPOH

        and Do Not forget he was flying to California for a Campaign funder with the High Hollywooders…!

  • tjp77

    The road to impeachment is long and twisted…

    • OLLPOH

      Over due, past due…2014 we have to have a Senate that Will Impeach.

  • plumberskid

    You know, for such a smart guy, the Prez sure doesn’t know much about a whole lot of things. I’m beginning to think that just maybe, he’s too stupid to be president. Or maybe he’s just a liar….

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      … the biggest fraud that bho has perpetuated is that he’s an “intellectual”.

    • nc

      I used to think he was stupid. But how does he get away with it for so long? Things just don’t add up.

      • OLLPOH

        a stupid Marxist.

    • BlahBlah

      Unfortunately he is not stupid. He is shrewd and conniving and he is doing all this intentionally because he knows he can. It doesn’t matter what he does, it matters what the press says he does.

    • cscape

      he “knew” that the “Cambridge Police acted STUPIDLY”….. those same police, among whom he praised in the same presser yesterday

  • capisce

    Mr. President – on all matters Benghazi, are you ignorant or apathetic?
    “I don’t know and I don’t care”

  • JustLikeAnimals

    To all those who were in Benghazi and know the truth: Get a lawyer and get your information and knowledge on the record before people start waking up dead on park benches in D.C.

    Protect yourselves. This ‘administration’ and it’s goon squads will stop at nothing to protect the transformation of this country into a despotic socialist state.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    Must we continuously shame our public figures into action?

    • Joe W.

      Apparently.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    What I’m now wondering is, should a non-democrat win election 2016, how many e-mails and hard copy documents are going to be destroyed before O vacates.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      All of them. And they will take all the “B”s and “O”s from the White House keyboards. And the silverware from the kitchen.

    • Jason Call

      Even more important, they’re building a dirt-gathering database for blackmail, intimidation and thuggery, larger, according to Maxine Waters,”than anything seen before in life.” The Punk in Chief’s legacy will live long.

  • nc

    Darrell Issa (from CALIFORNIA!) is on it and won’t let it go. THANK YOU!

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      Good things still come from California.

  • LinTaylor

    Were I in the whistleblowers’ shoes, at this point I think I’d say “F*** it all” and just start releasing the information anyhow, mailing it to every network and newspaper I could find, trying to wrangle interviews, whatever. The truth is more important than an obstructionist egomaniac who would sooner cut off his own foot than admit fault, and if the left can make heroes out of scumbags like Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, the right can certainly defend someone with a legitimate point. After all, the vaunted Watergate tapes weren’t exactly legal, were they?

    • BlahBlah

      Eh, who knows what they have been threatened with? They have families and probably kids to support.

  • BlahBlah

    Issa is tweeting @BarackObama and it is not Obama’s account at all. He might as well be tweeting @KimKardashian, the end result is the same.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      It’s means to get greater publicity for an important message.

      • BlahBlah

        But it is a campaign and not anything official – which is a deception in itself and really somebody should sue them. @WhiteHouse is an official acct (hopefully but you never know with these monkeys) so why not direct it there?

        • Joe W.

          If you do not believe that Congress AND the White House are fully aware of Barky’s obstruction regarding all of this, then you are extremely naive. If Barack Obama is really unaware of this situation, then he truly IS incompetent. My 3rd grade grand daughter is aware of this.

          • BlahBlah

            Where did I say any such thing? My comment was about who the Twitter accounts belong to and not who knows what.

          • Joe W.

            You are asserting that Issa is being deceitful in using the @BarackObama handle. Do you really believe that Barack Obama is not privy to the content of Tweets to that account that come from U.S. Congressmen??

          • BlahBlah

            Can you read? Seriously dude, back to 5th grade and reading comprehension. It is not Issa who is being deceitful – IT IS THE OWNER OF THE TWITTER ACCOUNT @BARACKOBAMA THAT IS NOT BARACK OBAMA THAT ISSA IS DIRECTING HIS TWEET *TO*. ISSA CANNOT TWEET FROM AN ACCOUNT THAT ISN’T HIS. Do you get it now or should I type slower?

            Which is why I said that Issa should probably direct the tweet to the WH account because that one is allegedly official. The other one is just a campaign.

            Hopefully now it registers what I said.

          • Joe W.

            Why all the animosity, “dude”?? I can read. Can you write?? You responded to a post that maintained that Issa was attempting to publicize Obama’s stone walling. YOU equated the @BarackObama account to @KimKardasian. The Obama account is owned by OFA, “dude. That means that it IS Barack Obama’s, although he claims it is not, for further nefarious reasons. I simply asserted the FACT that Obama KNOWS what is going on with ALL of “his” accounts. And YOU got all butt hurt when I pointed it out. Do not be so thin skinned in the future, Sonny. If you cannot handle a little clarification to your ignorance, you should not hang out on blogs where you may get your feelings hurt. Got it, loser??

          • BlahBlah

            I’ll let my ficus handle future exchanges with you for obvious reasons.

          • Joe W.

            Those reasons being you are a whining loser. Thanks for playing, Bosco.

          • Hildabeast-Weiner2016

            Test. Hey Joe

          • Joe W.

            Hi Dave!!! Good to “see” you, my friend!!! Buddy says “HI”!!!

          • Joe W.

            Michael Anderson

            BlahBlah

            2 hours ago

            It’s means to get greater publicity for an important message.

            BlahBlah

            Michael Anderson

            an hour ago

            But it is a campaign and not anything official – which is a deception in itself and really somebody should sue them.

            Read THIS, “BlahBlah, and see how folks interpret your comment. You make it sound like Issa is campaigning Obama to come clean. Which he is. And THAT is how I took your comment. Next time , try calling it a “campaign account” so we can understand better. Got it??

          • Axelgreaser

            I remember when the WH annoucned Obama’s account was going up on Twitter. The same account you’re jawing about. It’s HIS account and OFA might as well be.

          • Axelgreaser

            Get ‘im! :)))

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    The parents of Sandy Hook “deserved” a vote but the parents and survivors of Benghazi don’t even “deserve” recognition.

    Why do you hate America, Mr. President?

  • Guest

    at least Clinton sent in reinforcements after Black Hawk Down. What a disgrace.

  • fed-up

    The four people that died in Benghazi deserved better. This Administration cut the Homeland IED funding by almost 50%, the folks in Boston deserved better. …and now the ‘red line’ in Syria is being erased as we speak; WE as a nation, deserve better.

  • disqus_eric

    I’m tired of the lies, lies, and more damn lies.

    Guess “LIAR” was most appropriate, after all.

  • Axelgreaser

    OBAMA WHITE HOUSE THREATENING WHISTLE BLOWER’S…AGAIN! WHY IS THIS NOT ON A PAR WITH JURY TAMPERING? Remember how far the whistle blower got when he reported scurrilous activities surrounding the Black Panther’s caught (on video) threatening voters with ball bats at polling places And the resulting ruling that stated basically, crime against whites is alright, but an equivalent crime against blacks by whites is unacceptable! Why not UNACCEPTABLE no matter what the individual’s color!? Crime is crime. We thought that would be the end of Eric Holder right then and there. Wrong. The crime wave just rolls on and over us all as these two men cut a swath through the Constitution and all or any laws they disapprove of that do not promote their bizarre agenda for America which is apparently anchored in racism. Obama is a crime boss, simple as that! And his answer when ‘pressed’ for it by a mostly stifled press at his, what, 4th ever press conference or rather ‘filibuster’ of baloney, was co-opted directly from Prissy’s simple minded dialogue in Gone With The Wind: “Folks, I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout no whistle blower’s bein’ threatened in my adminstra’shun. I’ll sho’ look in’ta it and get back t’yall. Ma says if ya’ puts a knife under the bed, your lies sound smoother, crisper and sharper. Do they boy’s?” Does Obama really think anyone believes any of his damn lies anymore? Only a madman would make that assumption.

  • unknown

    Will this reported by the media? Nah, they are too busy with the gay basketball star.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    It looks like we’ve found Obama’s prime scandal. Keep hiding Obama. You’re making a fool of yourself more and more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.cr.146 Johnie C

    BREAKING NEWS OF SIGNIFICANT IMPORTANCE..NBA PLAYER ANNOUNCES THAT HE IS GAY. POTUS MAKES PERSONAL CALL.

    What a joke…how can the MSM let this “accidental President” keep getting away will stonewalling? These were his men in Benghazi. He let them die. He went to bed and did not give a damn!

    And Hillary will wish she never gave the shrill…”what difference does it make now!”

    Sit back and enjoy them squirm….

  • OLLPOH

    Avoid, deflect, obfuscate is the march of the Marxists Team in the Whitehouse. They will not stand up to tell the truth, because they are always having a good time on the taxpayers borrowed money to notice something that they no nothing about…Truth!

  • anjullyn

    Daryl Issa tweeted…”POTUS unwillingness to commit himself to protecting whistleblowers only aids those intimidating them”…Only problem is that POTUS is the one doing the intimidating through his minions. CYA at whatever the cost…

  • Guest

    Ultimately, Obama will grant himself immunity,
    as he did with his other “illustrious” accomplishment in history,
    Fast & Furious.
    Carter was (is) worthless but at least HE did not kill anyone.

  • Tim jones

    Something tells me obammy is gonna end up in a congressional hearing soon.

    Hopefully his residence will be relocated to prison.