When a member of Congress receives threats because he’s trying to find out the truth, imagine what it means for ordinary people. The long arm of the government that watches us all will come after us, too.
CBS News has learned that a “general threat” was made against Rep. Darryl Issa who made a trip to Libya this week.
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., “traveled to Tripoli as part of the Republican’s ongoing investigation into the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on Americans in Benghazi.”
While the threat is said to come from a Libyan national known as Eyad, he might easily be part of the Obama coverup of the assassination of ambassador Chris Stevens. He reportedly said, “The Sen. Mr. Darrell Issa if he would like to keep his luxury life with a half billion $$$ Do not come to Libya. Who is gonna [guard] the guy? And whom you gonna put a blame if the worst happened…Cuz all he gonna gained a several bullets in his smart skull.”
Of course, Issa is a House representative, not a senator, but “according to a spot report filed by the embassy’s regional security officer Monday, Eyad stated that he believed “the people who would harm Rep. Issa are the same people who conducted the Benghazi attacks.” See what I mean?
Although the trip was supposed to be secret, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md) got a copy of his travel plans and spilled the beans. Would he have risked this if it was a “phony scandal?”
“Although you claim that your investigation of the Benghazi attacks is bipartisan, your efforts to secretly plan an official trip to Libya-and then deliberately exclude Democrats from joining-is part of an unfortunate partisanship that undermines the credibility of this investigation,” wrote Cummings.
Issa has since returned from the visit safely this week and his office says it’s investigating the public release of his travel plans.
Where there’s this much smoke, you can bet there’s fire still smoldering from the incident.