On Wednesday, three whistleblowers will testify before the House Oversight Committee on the Benghazi scandal. We’ll know how bad it is for the administration and for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when we get answers to these questions:
If, in fact, rescue forces were told to stand down, who gave the order? Why did government officials continue to deny this occurred?
Was any witness pressured to change or withhold testimony? If so, by whom?
Who were the specific people involved in changing the talking points for Susan Rice and from whom did they take direction and to whom did they report on the changes?
Will White House officials be required to testify on their roles? Will the president be required to account for his actions on the night of the attack?
Did the Accountability Review Board overlook witnesses and/or evidence and, if so, was it intentional? Did anyone direct it to do so?
If the intelligence community knew and included in initial talking points that al-Qaeda forces were involved in the attack, why did a spokesperson for national Director of Intelligence James Clapper send out on Sept. 25 a statement taking responsibility for providing false information? Why did Clapper not put out the statement in his own name?
Was any portion of Hillary Clinton’s testimony untrue? If so, were such statements intentionally false?
Will other Democrats join Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) in accusing the administration of “scrubbing” the talking points? Will any join Republicans in a call for a select committee to investigate further?
Will the White House point fingers at Clinton, or will she accuse the White House of misconduct?
What other whistleblowers are out there?
Will the mainstream media begin to treat Benghazi as a bona fide national security scandal?