JANUARY 28, 2015
Judicial Watch is planning to investigate whether or not there is a tie between the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack and plans to release “Blind Sheik” Omar Abdel-Rahman from a North Carolina prison. In response to FOIA requests sent to the DOJ and State Department about Benghazi and the Blind Sheik, Judicial Watch received information conveying that the State Department knew Ambassador Stevens was alive and was concerned the attack was a kidnapping attempt of him by al-Qaeda. However, Judicial Watch has not obtained evidence on how Ambassador Stevens died. Thus, Judicial Watch is continuing its legal efforts to uncover more information about the Blind Sheik and Benghazi it began in 2012. Read more about the latest documents obtained by Judicial Watch regarding the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack here.
Tom Fitton explained the purpose of this continued investigation in more detail in this article:
“Now we are stepping up our investigation to obtain the documents we requested in 2012 on the Blind Sheik,” he said. “It is also well past time for Congress and other investigators and to explore further what was behind the State Department’s initial concern that the Benghazi attack was a possible kidnapping of Ambassador Stevens.”